Everything comes to an end, young man. Please tell the higher ups that. While it might be possible to keep making larger chips, there will come a point when reality hits most people, and they'll say "enough is enough".
We have to store this stuff.
We have to process this stuff.
Not everyone wants to drag around a Tech and a Tower for every single image that they make.
I can't believe that I'm agreeing with that FotoZ guy on anything, but yes, a full frame 645 viewfinder, couple with a file size around 31MPs, seem to be a great combination.
So that's what I want to know -- is it even physically possible to have 31mp occupy the physical space of a full frame 645? I know (or care) nothing about photosites or microns. But if that P65+ had an option to set it to about 31MP, at one frame per second, you'd have a winner. Especially if you could do some "price binning" too. If everyone promised to shoot it at only 31MP, then maybe the price could be fractionized too.
from everything I have seen, most photographers asked for higher iso, better lcd, bug free fast software, larger frame size and lower price.
right now this product has hit only one of the 5 top requests and for the landscape/architecture guys only goes to 1 minute exposures.
now before someone jumps at the 60mpx thing, does anybody here ever have a client that has asked for more resolution that what your 31 or 39 mega pixel back delivers?
ever? and if so is this aimed at the still life 39 mega pixel multi shot guys, because I would think those photographers are pretty much covered at this point.
what I have a hard time understanding with these type of early demonstrations is that the firmware is still not in it's final stages. I think this takes a lot of credibility away from the product.
somehow, someday medium format might actually deliver a product that on the day of the demonstration hits on all cylinders with the software, firmware, lenses, accessories . . . everything in place.