Sigma's next camera will be ???

Started Dec 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sigma's next camera will be ???

Usee wrote:

Roland Karlsson wrote:

I cant imagine that the 5 um pixels on SD1 are too small. A 10 MP APS-C sensor will have 6 um pixels, i.e. 20% more area.


I guess You were a tad too fast...

...because a 5 µm pixel has a area of 5x5 = 25 µm² and
a 6 µm pixel has a area of 6x6 = 36 µm²,
which is 44% more area and therefore significant.

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Don't forget that 5 µm is not even pixel size, but pixel pitch only. After space for wiring, it is probably more like 4 µm vs 5 µm. So the difference should be even bigger. > 50% I would guess.

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