Is there time for an interchangeable sensor DSLR?

Started Oct 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Wojciech Sawicki
Wojciech Sawicki Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Re: Not sure what you mean?

Theodoros Fotometria wrote:

Why would it be sabotage?

Newer, more capable sensors require newer, more capable electronics to handle their output. You wouldn't be able to upgrade sensors in this hypothetical system unless you upgrade large portions of other electronics, too.

Unless you keep designing new sensors only for this system, which would make them very expensive (low production numbers relative to unit production cost), but then eventually, a few years down the road, the system would bottleneck - new, higher resolution sensors, but taking ages to process and write the files, because the electronics can't keep up...

That's no sabotage, that's an inherent trait of this whole concept. You'd have to replace more than just the sensor. It would be expensive, and it would get very similar to a digital back.

We' ve been through this... read the earlier posts,'s there!

Way too many posts to go through, and the point I made above is perfectly valid.

It's no sabotage, it's reality. What next, chemtrails, 9-11 inside job, aliens?

Replacing nothing but the sensor wouldn't work, you'd have to replace a lot of the electronics supporting it.

If the electronics was to stay, you'd only have a limited range of sensors to choose from, until the electronics is no longer able to cope with the increased sensor output.

It's that simple.

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