Samsung/Pentax possible FF sensor on way?

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by RichA, May 14, 2008.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Sony will beat the to the punch, but S/P already have the 15 MP 1.5x
    sensor in the K20D/GX20 so I'm assuming this one must be FF. Plus,
    who is "Omnivision?"

    Samsung said to soon introduce 14.6-megapixel CMOS image sensor

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    Hans Wu, Taipei; Esther Lam, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 14 May 2008]

    Driven by attempts to grab a bigger market share in the digital single-
    lens reflex (DSLR) camera market, Samsung Electronics is said will
    introduce a 14.6-megapixel CMOS image sensor in June, possibly helping
    it to further close its gap with leading player OmniVision, according
    to industry sources.

    The sources indicated that Samsung will introduce a DSLR camera for
    sale in Taiwan in June. Alongside with the introduction, the company
    will also introduce a high-resolution CMOS image sensor, according to
    the sources. The CMOS image sensor was jointly developed by Samsung
    and Pentax, with Samsung being responsible for the production, stated
    the sources, who noted that the sensor took two years to develop.

    Samsung has already secured a solid foothold in CMOS image sensors in
    segments that include digital cameras, handsets and PC cameras. Use of
    Samsung's 5-megapixel resolution CMOS image sensor in Nokia's N-series
    is a highlight of Samsung's achievement, industry players commented.
     
    RichA, May 14, 2008
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    Nothing to indicate FF, but I hope it is. IF S/P release an
    affordable FF camera, it will really set the cat amongst the
    pigeons!! I might even consider offloading my film cameras
    if that happens. Nah, still love slides.

    Plus,
     
    Doug Jewell, May 16, 2008
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