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raymond bleesz

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Panasonic's aims re: higher pixel sensor
« on: August 14, 2014, 03:38:32 pm »

As an former owner of a GH2 and now owner of a GH3, I am curious if anyone has insight into Panasonic's aims in the near future re: upping the number of CMOS pixel sensor in their future cameras??  I believe the GH4 is at 19. Will they be putting out a 24 or higher and if so, your guestimate when that might be?

But then again, I keep on hearing that the number of pixels is not the most important criteria---but I'm not one to know.  Raymond

Your insight into this matter------in other words,        will the 4/3rds eventually rival that of the high end Nikon/Canon cameras?


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Re: Panasonic's aims re: higher pixel sensor
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 05:09:45 pm »

I have zero knowledge of what m43 sensor makers might be cooking up. I wouldn't be surprised to see a 20mp (5200x3900 or so) sensor in the next high-end models given that 20mp 1" sensors are already in use by Sony & Panasonic and apparently perform quite well. Pixel counts are most definitely not everything, though. The vast majority of camera owners have no need for 16mp, much less 20, much less 36, etc. Personally I'm looking forward to a 100mp sensor so I can process the files down to 25mp. I expect that'll be a future 35mm format offering, though. The greater real estate of larger formats ensures that smaller formats will never quite catch up mp-wise...unless of course a larger format falls out of favor and tech development for it declines or even ceases.

(BTW, the GH4 uses a 16mp sensor.)

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