Why not a 21.6mm x 21.6mm sensor?

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why not a 21.6mm x 21.6mm sensor?
In reply to Stacey_K, Jan 24, 2013

Stacey_K wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

The advantages of such a sensor, however, are substantial: you would not need to rotate the camera from landscape to portrait orientation (especially convenient if using on-camera bounced flash) and you could crop to any aspect ratio you like with no IQ penalty.

So, what are the downsides that negate the upsides?

None, I loved shooting the square 6X6 format on 120 film. Not sure how well the "consumer" public would take to it tho? It might be too different for some people to accept.

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Well, the old Kodak 126 Instamatic cameras were pretty popular with the consumer public, and they used a square format.

Personally I'd LOVE a square sensor (I am used to 6x6 format), but I'm not holding my breath!

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