Built in physical filters (concept)

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Built in physical filters (concept)
11 months ago

So a couple of cameras have an ND filter built in. But I've been thinking about this, and m43's smaller sensor size really allows us to get a little more creative with physical filters/options.

So let's imagine for the moment that the sensor literally has no filters over it at all, no IR, no AA, nothing. We could have a swing mechanism which contains the filters, and they could be electronically swung in front of the sensor based on the user's setup. We could also stack these swing arms one in front of the other.

Arm #1 (closer): Either IR filter or UV filter.    
Arm #2: AA, ND, or Polarizer.

Now, yes, you'd have to pick between an AA filter or an ND/Polarizer, but given how often people are able to get away with no AA filter at all these days, it seems like a niche filter.

This would all make the camera little bigger and thicker, but how much do people pay NOW to get a camera without an IR or AA filter? $500 each? You're getting an IR camera, a non-AA camera, and an ND/polarizer all in one neat package.

I'm not suggesting this would be an ultra-mobile affair. Likely the biggest m43 camera to date. But it would also be a powerful camera and likely no bigger than a prosumer SLR.

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