cheap digital medium format camera

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Feb 10, 2011

As you scale the size of sensor, the cost increases exponentially which is understandable.

What I don't get it though is why not just "stitch" small sensors together and scale up. The cost would increase linearly, not exponentially since only bad sensors would simply be disregarded before they are stitched together. Small sensors have high yield rate so it shouldn't be that expensive.

Each sensor could have like 1,000,000 pixels, you create 25 sensors which in turn you have 25,000,000 pixels. To add more sensitity to light, just decrease the pixel count and add more sensors. It would NOT be cost prohibitive to have a medium format camera with multiple sensors.

How much would each sensor cost? Just $10. Multiply with 25 sensors.. just $250.

So.. why not?

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