A rumor

Started Feb 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
ProfHankD
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Re: A rumor
In reply to TrojMacReady, Feb 24, 2013

TrojMacReady wrote:

It's a rumor without a good source but one that is quoted a lot.

IIRC, Sony themselves stated the 36MP sensor wasn't as suitable for their concept (SLT with fulltime sensor read out, thus possibly more heat and power consumption, AF-D pixels on sensor, full HD at 60P video).

I have no more info on this than anyone else, but....

I think the move to on-chip PD is the real killer. It basically means there are some half-size pixels, which at 36MP would require fab tech more like a plain 72MP sensor. In other words, the 24MP with PD is probably harder to build than the straight 36MP -- more like a 48MP sensor in fab tech needed.

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