Who cares who made the sensor?

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Who cares who made the sensor?
11 months ago

Why does everyone still complain about whether the sensor was made by Panasonic or Sony or even Canon for that matter?

Panasonic could say that their sensors are produced in house and just be using the same specifications that Sony uses. They could easily license the technology and still produce their "own" sensor.

What really matters is how the sensor performs. The results for the GH3 and the OMD EM5 show that they produce almost identical RAW images. Whether Sony or Panasonic produces that sensor is irrelevant. The sensors are produced to the same specifications or they wouldn’t produce identical images.

I don’t even care if Canon produces their own sensors or not. The problem is not that Canon is not capable of producing a great sensor. The problem is that Canon hasn’t produced a sensor better than it had 4 years ago. The 70D might change that though.

Canon doesn’t have to switch to using Sony sensors to make a better camera. They just simply have to make a better sensor with newer technology. At one time the sensor in their cameras was considered to be of the highest quality.

Canon’s sensors haven’t gotten any worse than that. It is simply that Sony started producing better sensors and licensing those sensors to everyone else. Now Canon's competition is better and they are still the same.

If Fisher Price came out with a sensor that used the same specs as the Sony sensor then it wouldn’t matter who made it to me.

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