is it possible for the 10D sensor to fit in a Powershot G6

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by david west, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. david west

    david west Guest

    Just wonder what is the physical size of the sensor in the 10D/300D
    compared to the one currently in the G5.

    Im asking this as Canon are bound to release a G6 soon and it would make
    sense to stuff the 10D/300D sensor in a PowershotG...right?


    ps if anyone replies to this, would this mind crossposting this to the newsgroup as my newserver ( has deleted it
    from our newsgroup list for some stupid reason
    david west, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. david west

    C J D Guest

    Unlikely IMHO to get a 10D sensor in a potential G6, I would think. The 10D
    sensor is a 22.7 x 15.1 mm CMOS RGB device, while the G5 is a 7.2 x 5.3 mm
    CCD bayer array device. The changes to a G5-type camera required to
    accommodate a 10D chip would result in a completely different camera from
    the G series.

    Colin D.
    C J D, Nov 4, 2003
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  3. Quote from above "22.7 x 15.1 mm CMOS RGB device, while the G5 is a 7.2 x 5.3
    CCD Bayer array device"
    Can you explain, please. I had thought that the 10D's CMOS array was a Bayer
    type array. Also, how are the colours (in the filter array) made?
    Malcolm Stewart, Nov 4, 2003
  4. The G6 is rumoured to be smaller and lighter than any G series camera, so I
    highly doubt it.

    "Live fast. Die young." (Nikki Sixx)

    -Richard Cockburn

    Richard Cockburn, Nov 4, 2003
  5. No. The main benefit of the compact digital is that it is exactly that-
    compact. With a small sensor, Canon use shorter-than-film-camera focal
    length lenses with wider apertures. If digital compacts had bigger sensors,
    their lenses would be more in line with APS and 35mm p'n's lenses- slow max
    apertures, and rather soft at the long end. The only alternative would be to
    make the G6 something like the Olympus E20, with a very big fixed lens...
    and I believe Canon's foray into that area was comparitively less than well
    received. Plus you would be losing the whole "compact" part.
    Martin Francis, Nov 4, 2003
  6. Many thanks for the info - from a happy 10D owner.
    Malcolm Stewart, Nov 5, 2003
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