One more thing about the Fuji F31fd sensor

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by RichA, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    In addition to being impressive for a 1/1.7", if they increased the
    die size by 3x its width and height, it would roughly match an APS-C
    sensor and it would have 38 megapixels. Now, could anyone make a lens
    to support that resolution? According to Olympus, their pro lenses
    will support 22 meg in a 4/3rds size, so the best Nikon and Canon
    lenses should support 38 megs in an APS-C. It might not produce the
    kind of results that a big pixel DSLR sensor would, but it would be
    very interesting to try it. Here's the F31fd against the D50 Nikon at
    800 ISO.

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmf31fd/page15.asp
     
    RichA, Apr 16, 2007
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  2. RichA

    frederick Guest

    Even if the Olympus "pro" lenses were up to the task, they are so damned
    expensive that Olympus is on a hiding to nowhere when one lens costs
    more than other manufacturers entire systems - when those systems will
    produce significantly better image quality, particularly at higher ISO.
    A 22mp 4/3 camera, a 38mp aps-c, and a 75mp 35mm sensor are stupid ideas
    for which there will be a ready and willing market.
     
    frederick, Apr 16, 2007
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Lets say the Fuji (noisewise) is comparable at 800 ISO to the Nikon
    D50. Which it is. That makes it superior to the Nikon D80 with it's
    10 megapixels and higher noise. The only drawback would appear to be
    DR, which is narrower than a DSLR. But, in scenes where DR is
    moderate (some landscapes, overcast days) then the huge megapixel
    count and low noise would "work." You could literally have a camera
    the size of a small DSLR capable of 38 megapixel images, IF you have
    the lenses to support it. It would be a fascinating experiment.
     
    RichA, Apr 16, 2007
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  4. RichA

    frederick Guest

    The same company that released the F21FD also just released their
    flagship S5 - a 6mp aps-c dslr - with a sensor designed specifically to
    increase DR rather than increase resolution. Perhaps they are clueless?
     
    frederick, Apr 16, 2007
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  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    No, they targeted a specific area, wedding photogs who seem to have
    liked using Fuji's in the past because of the characteristics of their
    sensors. I never claimed the F21fd had wide dynamic range, just low
    noise. I think a Fuji S5 with two sensors (modular backs) with the 6
    meg high DR sensor and a 38 meg high resolution sensor would be
    amazing. Like I said before, under conditions where dynamic range
    capability isn't being tested to it's limits, it could produce very
    good images.
     
    RichA, Apr 16, 2007
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  6. Such an extrapolation is meaningless. Unless the fabrication process was
    vastly improved, a sensor of nine times the area would cost a fortune -- if
    they could make one at all.
     
    Happy Traveler, Apr 17, 2007
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