X-A1 = X100 non trans with lenses in a small body

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Canadianguy
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Re: X-A1 = X100 non trans with lenses in a small body
In reply to Ed B, 10 months ago

Guess you are right Ed. No one has 100% proof from Fuji stating that it is a Sony sensor only some videos of a guy taking apart his X-Pro1.

http://www.fujix-forum.com/index.php/topic/7587-fuji-sensor/?p=79824

So why do you believe the sensor is not the same sensor as the NEX-6 with a different CFA?

But you know what - that's beside the point.

My original point was that the X-A1 and X-M1 use the same underlying sensor (you want to call it a Fuji sensor - sure why not, lets go for it) - X-Trans is just a new CFA, not a new sensor tech.

I personally don't believe the X-Tran CFA is worth an extra $200...

Ed B wrote:

Canadianguy wrote:

You do realize that X-Trans is nothing more than a new type of CFA - a filter that goes in front of a sensor. X-Trans is not a new sensor tech.

http://www.fujifilm.ca/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_pro1/features/page_03.html

Traditional sensors are B&W sensors, they cannot detect colour - the CFA has to filter out specific colours for each pixel. Only Foveon sensors can detect all 3 colours in each pixel.

The traditional CFA is a Bayer array which usually has another filter (AA filter) in front it to control moiré.

You can read all about the CFAs from the paper below.

http://www.dsp.toronto.edu/~kostas/Publications2008/pub/71.pdf

You can put any type of CFA you want in front of any sensor type.

Fuji came up with the CFA, Sony makes the sensors.

I simply can't find a source that says Sony makes the sensors, although that wouldn't surprise me.

Many people seem to think that Fuji no longer makes sensors but I can also find no reference for that claim.

In fact, just the opposite. Here is a quote from Wikipedia.

The largest companies that manufacture imaging sensors include the following:

  • Agilent
  • Aptina ( formerly division of Micron Technology)
  • Canesta
  • Canon
  • CMOSIS
  • Dalsa
  • Eastman Kodak
  • ESS Technology
  • Fujifilm
  • MagnaChip
  • Matsushita
  • MAZeT GmbH
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nikon
  • OmniVision Technologies
  • On Semiconductor ( formerly Cypress Semiconductor )
  • PixArt Imaging
  • Pixim
  • Samsung
  • Sharp
  • Sony
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Toshiba
  • TowerJazz
  • Town Line Technologies
  • TransChip
  • Trusight
  • Trusense imaging

Everyone has their opinion and everyone seems to be sure their opinion is correct.

Just the same, no one can show proof of anything they claim.

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