"... now has filed a patent application " is not correct. The patent application was filed on October 8, 2012 and published now (April 10, 2014).
LensBeginner: Haha, was about to fall for it, then looked at the date...
But the patent is real :-)They do'nt stop publishing patents at April 1.
janvanbogaert: This patent application was already published on June 28, 2012US2012162465 (A1) - ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TWO IMAGE SENSORS The granted patent was published 2 days ago.
Another related one was published on August 20,2009: US2009207272 (A1) - ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TWO IMAGE SENSORS
You can them when you search with these numers on http://worldwide.espacenet.com
All this excitement comes a bit late ...
@graybalancedI know. But the first I cited is the published application of the patent that was published a few days ago, and contains the same technical information. The first I cited is a "Continuation" of the earlier, thus also related, but probably contains also new information.
This patent application was already published on June 28, 2012US2012162465 (A1) - ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TWO IMAGE SENSORS The granted patent was published 2 days ago.
vassilis gazelos: Hi all, I'm trying to decide on a new compact/bridge camera and this review came out on time even though it doesn't inlcude the bridge/large zoom cameras! I don't have first hand real life experience of either of these so I'm trying to narrow down the selection from the reviews and comments. I'm looking for the best image quality, full manual control, widest angle 24mm/25mm, long exposure, braketing. I was considering the FZ200 or SX50HS however these have significnalty smaller sensors than the ones reviewed in this article. Could anyone assist me with some real life experience and regardless of the budget how these different types compare. Is the image quality (and Depth of Field) of the comeras here noticeably better? P.S> The only reference I have is via a friend's Canon older Gseries which produced some relay good results (I don't rememer the widest angle though). My experience ranges from a SLR Canon F1 (multiple lenses) to a point a shoot Sony DSC T7 Thank you
If you need 24/25 mm then the Lumix LX7 must be an excellent choice. Excellent fast lens. No long tele, but you cannot have it all. Pretty small too. Fits in a pocket. Still my favourite.