Canikon cameras in a few short years

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Canikon cameras in a few short years
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Based on the trend of reduction in camera sales, we can conclude that sensor production capacity already online is getting underutilized. As CMOS factories made for 45nm technology are getting decomissioned for the purposes of processors/chipsets, they are attractive targets for acquisition by CMOS sensor makers, making the potential capacity for sensor production even higher.

That means that big sensors is much cheaper to produce now to load this empty capacity. Meaning that mass market cameras will grow its sensors. Most fixed-lens cameras will have 1" and bigger sensors (Sony and Samsung 1" will be as ubiquitous as 1/2.3" and 1/1.7" today). Only superzooms and folded optics ("tough") cameras will have small sensors.

Canikon DSLRs will be mostly FF. But to save costs on cheap models, they will have semi-transparent mirrors sending part of the light to the OVF and most of the light to the main sensor (with integrated OSPDAF of course). On cheap&light models, the mirror will be fixed. On more expensive models, the mirror will continue to be flippable. On pro models, the viewfinder will be hybrid OVF/EVF, so even in mirror up mode the viewfinder will show something.

Separate AF sensors will go the way of a dodo.

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