After all, the OM-D sensor is Panasonic and ..

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Anders W
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Re: After all, the OM-D sensor is Panasonic and ..
In reply to exdeejjjaaaa, May 1, 2012

exdeejjjaaaa wrote:

Anders W wrote:

exdeejjjaaaa wrote:

Anders W wrote:

For the rest of us, no it's not the G3/GX1 sensor, if the sensor is defined so as to include the RAW readout circuitry.

sure, the same way as Pentax K5 and Nikon D7000 and whatever Sony Imaging managed are all different sensors and neither is produced by Sony Semiconductor

I am afraid you got that wrong. Those are indeed the same sensor the way I defined it. This stuff about on-chip column ADCs you know. Kind of hard and pointless to take that away, don't you think?

the difference between Sony Imaging and Pentax/Nikon is big enough even all 3 chips have on chip ADCs...

Is that so? Exactly what differences in the readout circuitry would you point to?

nothing impossible for ADC-less sensor in terms of making the output better than Panasonic itself managed w/ the first version of 16mp sensor (vs ADC-equipped GH1/GH2 sensors)...

Well, if you read and think a bit, you will find that there is absolutely no contradiction between this statement and the one of mine to which you originally objected. So why do you argue against things you agree with?

What I said is that the E-M5 does not have the same sensor as the G3/GX1 if the word sensor is defined so as to include the readout circuitry. And that's so because, as you now seem to recognize, that circuitry must have changed in order for the E-M5 to perform as it does. Whether the silicon itself is the same as on the G3/GX1 or not is anybody's guess at this time.

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