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| p.3 #5 · Canon announces new Full Frame sensor! |
David Baldwin wrote:
"This is like walnut burger. Everything we don't need."
You don't think that a technology that allows banding free/low noise images to be made under starlight won't ultimately benefit ordinary DSLR camera sensors? Again and again on FM people worry about sensor noise, sensor banding at high ISO, these are not marginal people, they are sports, theatre, candid etc photographers. It may be that this new sensor shows that these concerns are being addressed in a spectacular way. The mind boggles at the thought of an uncooled sensor that can make movies of meteors! The new sensor's read out channels, noise floor and all the other tech stuff I don't understand but know is crucial to sensor performance, must be incredibly good by ordinary DSLR standards. We may all benefit from what Canon are doing. Perhaps the 5D4 or 6D2 will have some of this new goodness.
The same could be said of Formula One cars - they don't affect the man on the street. However, many of the inventions in Formula One 10-15 years ago are in your car right now, saving your life when things get hairy.
Companies do R&D work which doesn't directly affect people today, but it does affect them tomorrow.
So you are saying Canon will have a answer to the Nikon D800 in 10 or 15 years ? That is about what I figured.......