x100s - Fuji gives Sony sensor the flick

Started Jan 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
DrBulb
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Re: x100s - Fuji gives Sony sensor the flick
In reply to DrBulb, Jan 9, 2013
Interesting debate going on here but nether 'camp' is going to be proved right I'm afraid.   There are, however, a few things people may find interesting that provide strong pointers.As I have mentioned facts to prove one way or the other are thin on the ground.   Fujifilm were the first to come to market with their EXR sensor with phaze difference detection range finder using the build-in method on the actual sensor. This was manufactured by Toshiba and was miles ahead of Sony at the time.   Fuji's money and expertise especially their semiconductor manufacturing processing patents and a wide range of chemicals, materials etc, (Billy is not far off here) of which Fuji supply many sensor manufacturers, has helped Toshiba to advance in the sensor manufacturing business beyond what everyone was expecting.The other thing to take into account is Fuji's financial steak in Toshiba, an arrangement that specifically has its roots in advancing sensor development and manufacturing since 2007 but goes back earlier in other areas. It is widle suspected   The bread and butter aim for Toshiba is the mobile imaging market but they are moving ahead of Aptina (another sensor manufacturer with strong ties to Nikon) at lightning speed in larger formats such as APC-C.   Toshiba are the only sensor manufacturer in the world using the advanced Cu fab to manufacture APS-C sensors. Some believe this is evidence of Fuji getting this in place some years back read for their X-Trans. Using Cu fab for APS-C is ahead of Sony. Interesting side note is Toshiba do not appear "tied" to Fuji and have used this advanced process to manufacture the APC-C sensor in the Nikon D5200.    am referring to silicon vendors predominantly. Each company, Fuji, Nikon, Sony etc, do much of the final manufacturing themselves to varying degrees.So what does all this mean? The answer is little really. It fails to answer the direct question about who manufactures the X-Trans but I   facturing technologies and specialist processing capabilities, capabilities that deliver better yields necessary for higher res devices. This is why I believe Toshiba is the one involved with the X-Trans - I would want to hope so.Sony's days of leading the fray are well over, for the time being anyway. Others have already established themselves and boast more advanced manu   Everything I say here is readily available on the internet. It is not a secret.   Thank you  
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