Sensor tech in X cameras.

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CraigArnold
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Sensor tech in X cameras.
Jul 26, 2012

I have a question.

It is frequently asserted on this and other forums that the sensors used in the X100 and XPro1 are Sony sensors. Note, not just made in Sony manufacturing facilities, which is not relevant, but of Sony design too.

Clearly, the X100 has a customised microlens array, and the XPro1 has a customised colour filter array. And they both have Fuji processing chips. So there is a lot of stuff in the image processing pipeline that has nothing to do with Sony and has a very significant impact on the final images.

But my real question is whether anyone has even a single bit of credible evidence that the sensors are designed and made by Sony. There is some circumstantial evidence that they have similar performance on DXOMark to some Sony sensors, and they have almost the same pixel counts.

Note that I do not accept "Thom Hogan says so" or "Ken Rockwell says so" as evidence; that's just hearsay, and when you follow the links, based on nothing but guesses on the part of the pundit.

Now, of course it hardly matters whether it's true or not, but I am curious about whether it's just an unproven assumption (as it seems to me) or whether anyone outside of Fuji or Sony actually KNOWS?

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