Nikon - why bother with a FF sensor?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Xoreth 8-}, Jul 23, 2003.

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    Xoreth 8-} Guest

    I find it interesting that Nikon is pouring R&D in their DX technology,
    rather than developing a full-frame sensor. To my mind, it makes no sense to
    produce a whole new range of lenses, when it "should" have been easier to
    just develop a FF sensor.

    Could it be that Nikon is ditching the idea of a full-frame sensor
    altogether, or are they just milking the current market for all they can?

    Do they regard it as un-necessary, and will Canon, et al, follow suit?

    And if they do decide to release a FF sensor, what is one to do with all
    their shiny new DX lenses?

    Technology continues to allow the squeezing of more and more MP's into a
    given sensor, so the actual size of the sensor would seem to be irrelevant.

    The writing is on the wall.


    Xoreth 8-}, Jul 23, 2003
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    ops Guest

    I would have thought that they may have developed a sensor with a higher
    density yet keeping the size. Look at the Coolpix 5000 that sensor is
    half the size of the D100 5Mp v's 6Mp so - its possible to fit more
    onto the D100 sized sensor. There are other factors which come into play
    with full frame sensors - transfer rates, file size, etc.

    The Nikon D1 D1H D1X all interpolate the image up like the Fuji's

    Why hasn't the Kodak come to full life world beater.
    Canons FF - is that a success?

    Looks as if there are approaching the limitations on what will work and
    improvements to such maybe the answer!!!!

    ops, Jul 23, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    All digital cameras interpolate except mono sensors. Just accept the fact
    that it is a fuzzy data set.
    Miro, Jul 23, 2003
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    Which is what I said by "bayer sensor stuff aside"
    Gavin Cato, Jul 24, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    More to the point I think they are too arrogant to support the 4/3 format.
    Miro, Jul 24, 2003
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