Why not round sensors?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
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SouthElginDad
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Why not round sensors?
Oct 31, 2011

This may be a ridiculous question, but I'm wondering why digital cameras don't have round image sensors. Wouldn't a round sensor capture all of the image from the (round) lens? You could make portrait/landscape decisions after the fact, and easily correct for poor leveling without having to crop.

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