Why not a 21.6mm x 21.6mm sensor?

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
MaxB1
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Re: Why not a 21.6mm x 21.6mm sensor?
In reply to Great Bustard, Jan 23, 2013

Having worked in the Semiconductor Industry (Eng'r Mgr) for 40+ years, I think that mfg. COST** of a larger sensor is the biggest problem followed by increased software issues. Also, the internal needs of the camera would be different.

** Mfg cost includes the decreased number of sensors on a wafer as well as the yield (which decreases dramatically with chip size.)  After production testing also increases with chip size.

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