EX2 has been announced

Started Jul 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,151
Re: This Is By Far Not The First BSI Sensored Camera and the IQ Advantage

jimr wrote:

that you proclaim is not a Samsung special.....nor is it the magical design that makes a small sensor perform as well as a well designed large sensor. We've seen enough (many ) BSI sensored cameras to know that many are very good and are an advancement...BUT they do not close the gap in a significant way as compared to well designed up to date larger sensors. Sony, in fact is the source of many of these sensors used by many manufacturers in their DCs.

What about when BSI is used for m4/3 or APS-C? Granted, sensor size is important, but the better smaller sensors get the less important the larger sensor is.

Current APS-C technology offers fairly similar performance to full frame sensors from 6 years ago or so (Canon 5d). If BSI adds a stop to how much light is captured by the sensor, that means some future BSI APS-C sensor would perform pretty close to a current FX camera (D4, etc), but that technology is a ways out for APS-C or FX cameras.

A point where this is going is that technology to increase sensor performance costs money, when is it cheaper to just use a larger sensor? Larger sensors are also much more expensive. I imagine sensors will stabilize around APS-C or 4/3 size if they can reach the performance of current full frame cameras.

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