Sony RX100

Started Jun 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
anthony mazzeri
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Re: Another thought
In reply to spacelounge, Jul 18, 2012

The New Panasonic LX7 has a 1/1.7" CMOS sensor as well, so they must all be shopping from the same market stalls for sensors.. and so nothing to worry about the format disappearing then.

Except it appears they too have switched to CMOS rather than the CCD (as in the GRD). The announcement blurb for the LX7 has actually shed light for me on why the GRD and S10 video capabilites are so primeval at VGA 640-480 resolution:

The LX7 is based around a 10.1MP MOS sensor, rather than its predecessor's CCD, allowing it to offer 10 fps continuous shooting and 1080p60 movies (50p for European examples) in AVCHD Progressive format, or half that rate in MP4.

So video is limited on CCD sensors and you need to move to CMOS to achieve HD capabilities. I didn't know that, learned something new. All this time I was being told it's because Ricoh is a serious photographers camera so video isn't a priority.

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