Why not round sensors?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
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edu T
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Re: Why not round sensors?
In reply to Mr Ozalcin, Nov 1, 2011

Mr Ozalcin wrote:

It's very simple. It's much easier to calculate mega pixels now. Otherwise people would have to learn how to calculate the area of a circle and who can be bothered with equations with pi... I'd much rather eat them and take pictures with cameras with rectangular sensors... Scientific fact...
; )

Not to mention the hardcore Calculus involved in this proposition :):

Reg Ister wrote:

therefore the center of the round ccd sensor should have smaller pixels that can be
binned when using the whole sensor, and unbinned with compact zoom-lenses !

GarageBoy wrote:

Different lenses have different image circles

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