LX4 with 1/1.1" Sensor?

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Paul Rahoi
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LX4 with 1/1.1" Sensor?
Jun 5, 2009

In the diagram below, why is there such a GAP between the group of P&S (yellow) sensors, and the next largest set of u43/Canon/Nikon (purple) sensors? Why the huge JUMP from (approx) 8x6 (48) to 17x13 (221)...?... that's about 4.5 times the surface area! Why not have a sensor which cuts about a third of the way into that gap (maybe a 1/1.1" sensor)? Why not have a (slightly) taller and (slightly) thicker LX4 to accomodate this new sensor-- but still have a retractable lens so it could still be slipped into a small belt case? If people like the image quality of the 1/1.63" sensor of the LX3, how much better the image quality of a (moderately) larger 1/1.1" sensor on an LX4? If LX3 is now the sensation, because it meets the needs of a large segment of users who want high image quality out of a compact camera, how much MORE would the aforementioned LX4 create a stir!?!

I confess, I do not understand the logic behind this huge GAP in sensor sizes.

http://philipbloom.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sensors.gif

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