Is there time for an interchangeable sensor DSLR?

Started Oct 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is there time for an interchangeable sensor DSLR?
In reply to Theodoros Fotometria, Oct 20, 2012

Theodoros,

I strongly suspect that this is technically doable, and actually have been fantacizing about such a solution. Yes, the processing unit would have to come with the sensor, but there is no major difficulty here. Given the general level of build quality, AF, metering, etc of my 5dIII, an upgrade path to the sensor would seem logical, not to mention the possibility of adding special purpose sensors (B&W, for instance).

Unfortunately, I don't see this happening, for marketing reasons. Back in the dsays of film, a Nikon F2 or f3 had a nine year life span. Same goes for Canon equivalents. In the digital age, camera manufacturers have managed to reduce the product cycle to 3 years. I don't see them relinquishing this advantage any time soon. This of course is at the expense of the user.

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