Thoughts on an oversized sensor

Started Dec 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Mal_In_Oz
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Maybe this is what the rumors are about...
In reply to OM User, Jan 3, 2013

OM User wrote:

The idea of an oversize sensor, either circular or dodecagonal, where the vertical 3:4/9:16 crop has the same number of pixels as the horizontal 4:3/16:9 crop and where the square 1:1 crop is also at maximum for the 4/3 image circle, seems a great idea to me. The rear screen and viewfinder may need to be square to make best use of the new crops but this should not hinder adoption of such a sensor as current rectangular viewing screens show cropped or rotated images anyway.

There are rumors about an extraordinary viewfinder on a yet-to-be-released OMD. Perhaps they are implementing an oversized sensor with an oversized viewfinder.

A taller body would be needed to show the square screen (I am a fan of the smaller bodies though so perhaps they could do away with it altogether), but taller and narrower screen might provide better ergonomics.

Another option would be just one small high definition screen that takes a loupe with a focus lens to provide the biggest built in viewfinder in history. Just fold back the loupe to reveal a small but detailed screen for the times it is needed.

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