Sony new patent: curved image sensor

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Dirk U
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Re: Sony new patent: curved image sensor
In reply to photonius, Sep 29, 2012

This is the only future for all formats, IMO.

A flat sensor/film has zero curvature. A telephoto lens has a small curvature, a wide angle lens has a large curvature. So, the characteristics and performance of the shorter lenses are more compromised.

As long as the sensor curvature is moderate, say equal to that of a standard lens, the design, fabrication, and performance of the telephoto lens would stay about the same, that of the standard lens would become easier/cheaper, and that of the wide angle lens much easier/cheaper.

What's not to like?

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