41MP... sitting on a 1/1.2in sensor... All this.....

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Mal, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

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  2. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

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    I have looked at the samples. This device is evidently a superb camera, they down resto produce excellent iq and the res allows surprisingly good digital zoom.
    If it beats my superb nokia n8 i will be tempted
     
  3. bartjeej

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    it actually looks like a very decent camera. Not sure I'd ever go for it, but innovations like these will surely mean the death of the basic 1/2.33" sensor point and shoot with 3 - 5x zoom...
     
  4. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    when is the first hybrid phone / camera coming ?

    imagine somebody taking a telephone call with a dslr + telezoom attached ... ;)
     
  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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    41MP sells well. Guess it doesn't have a "real 41MP sensor"?
     
  6. bartjeej

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    it does have a real 41mp, but when it's totally zoomed out, it combines pixels to give images up to 8 mp, with pretty low noise.

    As you zoom in (digitally), fewer sensor pixels are combined to give 1 image pixel, so you have more noise. Still, even at maximum digital zoom, each sensor pixel still represents 1 image pixel so there's no intrapolation necessary.

    So, in short, you never get a 41mp image (8mp max IIRC), but the sensor does have 41mp.
     
  7. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    I read about this in the paper today - I thought it was a misprint !:rolleyes:
     
  8. Lili

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    You can go full res since sensor is like that of the lx5, variable format, the largest resolution is 38mp in 4:3 res