New revolutionary sensor may be on the way

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by WestOkid, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
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  2. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

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    Sounds expensive!
    Exciting though, and hopefully in the Emount lineup for 2017 when I'll like get GAS for a new body again!
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
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    Interesting for sure. If there's one thing that might lure me back to a smaller sensor, it would be something along these lines. But I doubt that I'd wait until it comes out in APS-C format. Can you imagine this sensor technology in an RX-100 form factor, with perhaps a fast 24-240mm equivalent lens? All my current gear would go up on eBay the very next day. ;)
  4. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Sensor for a7000?
  5. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

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    No, won't be that soon
  6. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

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    I'm holding my breath earlier rumors about the z4 cell phone getting a curved sensor were really about this tech instead.

    Scribed henceforth from thy G pad.
  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Currently, Sony only describes this sensor as a 2 MP variant for video use. And that's great for people who want to shoot video. But I, personally, can't live with a 2 MP stills camera anymore, no matter how good the sensor might be. Sure, the resolution will increase, but reading through the leaked patent, it seems like there's a looong way to go before we reach usable resolutions, sensor sizes and prices. My guess is maybe 2018 for the first APS-C sized sensor using this technology, maybe a little later. But who knows - maybe Sony hired an army of geniuses to actually ship it by 2017 - I certainly would be glad to upgrade in that case.
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  8. mcvu

    mcvu TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 24, 2014
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    Combine this technology with curved sensor and a whole new set of small lenses then Sony will be unbeatable.

    With the curved sensor, we'll have to throw all our current lenses out the window :(