With Canon Powershot Pro-1 the bets are on for the 8 Mpix game!

Discussion in 'Canon' started by ThomasH, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. ThomasH

    ThomasH Guest

    We have clearly a shift toward 8 Mpix now, I am looking toward
    the next generation of DSLR with 8 Mpix and this is the generation
    I will go for!

    Just like Nikon used ED glass in their 8700, Canon added a L class
    lens to the Powershot. This device looks cool, see dpreview.

    Remarkable is that Canon goes this time foe a CCD sensor, and not
    for a CMOS. The ISO setting seems to be at the same level of 400,
    like in the Nikon. The sensor has also the same size. Seemingly
    the 400 ISO is max what current technology can deliver on such
    tiny sensor!

    Af course, we all wait to see some images of the Nikon 8700
    because of the Sony sensor. Sony's own 828 scores so miserably
    at 400 ISO, I am curious how the both heavyweights Canon and
    Nikon will do in their products...

    Anyway, I like the competition!

    ThomasH, Feb 10, 2004
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  2. SNIP
    With the small photosite sizes, a CCD has a better fill factor, resulting in
    lower noise. We'll have to wait for the actual results, because a 2.7 micron
    pitch makes for small capacity wells and increased photon shot noise.
    Also, an on sensor resolution of 9421 ppi or 185 cycles/mm would require
    very good optics. An AA-filter could probably be used without hurting the
    limiting resolution too much.

    Bart van der Wolf, Feb 10, 2004
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  3. ThomasH

    Alan Browne Guest

    Nah, it's a shift to 14 Mpix with fuelling stops at 8 and 11 Mpix in 18
    months or so.
    Alan Browne, Feb 10, 2004
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