Tower Semiconductor, an Israeli semiconductor company – or later renamed TowerJazz, recently suggested that Nikon used its image sensors for its APS-C Z50 and D7500 duo cameras. This is a strange thing because Nikon has always relied on Sony for its sensors.
This information is taken from a text of a TowerJazz meeting with investors, in the introduction that the company is gradually moving deeper into the professional camera sensor market, we can clearly see the image of duo Nikon Z50 and D7500. Another proof that TowerJazz has developed this type of sensor is that it has a resolution of 20.9MP, while Sony typically produces sensors with a resolution of 24 or 26MP.
On another page, TowerJazz even suggested that they made sensors for ARRI – a very high-end camera studio that is used in most Hollywood movies today.
Currently, Sony is still the largest manufacturer of image sensors in the world, not only making products for its cameras but also for competitors. Samsung only makes small-form sensors for smartphones, Panasonic sells the entire sensor array and Canon is self-sufficient, so Sony almost has the upper hand in this technology.
TowerJazz is an emerging name in recent times, promising to be a direct confrontation with Sony, and the fact that Nikon chose them to produce sensors for the two new camera lines is a clear demonstration.