Canon to dump dslrs - shows prototype for future!

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Me, Jul 12, 2010.

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    Me Guest

     
    Me, Jul 12, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    I watched without sound. I'm assuming Tom Selleck said "you will" a
    lot. (Still waiting on that whole-basket-at-once price scanner, Tom!)
     
    John A., Jul 12, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    Oh, I think we'll get there eventually. Once still photography butts
    up against the brick wall of finally recording every possible bit of
    information there is about the incoming light there's not much room
    for improvement beyond ergonomics, post-processing functions,
    connectivity, etc. At that point we just have to wait for video to
    catch up and there we are.

    I think that barring some very fundamental breakthrough in image
    recording and data storage it's going to be a bit more than twenty
    years before we see that.
     
    John A., Jul 12, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    You're being facetious aren't you. Technology moves on no matter how stupid
    it seems.
     
    Tim Conway, Jul 12, 2010
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  5. Cameras of the future will not use glass at all.
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 12, 2010
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    Meh Guest

    But *I*, at least, certainly understand his point.

    HD IS high definition, FOR VIDEO.

    It's not even CLOSE to the even the average APS-C camera
    still picture in total pixels and resolution.
     
    Meh, Jul 12, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    That's what I'm thinking. A sensor that holographically records the
    whole wave front hitting it rather than the (more or less)
    omnidirectional sensors we have now.

    IIRC, I saw a theoretical design some years ago for such a sensor,
    with a paired emitter as well. It amounted to looking through a window
    where the other side could be anywhere,
     
    John A., Jul 12, 2010
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    Ofnuts Guest

    Double the Bayer matrix and add a polarizing filter to the photosites.
    Small Matter Of Engineering. :)
     
    Ofnuts, Jul 14, 2010
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  9. Surely the best glass available is simply the best that it was
    necessary to produce to take advantage of the then quality of sensors?
     
    Chris Malcolm, Jul 16, 2010
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  10. Those interested in more, Canon has quite a good series of video showing
    the steps to manufacture such lenses. At least they did a couple of
    years ago, and I am sure that all but the most radical Nikon fanboiz
    will learn something.
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 16, 2010
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    Me Guest

    But there's nothing about PGM for making large diameter aspherical
    elements (one of the reasons why Nikon can make a 14mm f2.8 which is
    much better than "L" 14mm f2.8 prime, less expensive, plus it zooms to
    24mm and still eats anything Canon does in-between). This video is
    yesterday's news.
     
    Me, Jul 17, 2010
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