Is there time for an interchangeable sensor DSLR?

Started Oct 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Grevture Veteran Member • Posts: 4,188
This is interesting

Joseph S Wisniewski wrote:

Tony Beach wrote:

[CFA ...] makes the sensor less sensitive,

Now that is true. Even though my monochrome cameras have no microlenses (which lost them a stop of sensitivity) they still outperform the color cameras.

With microlenses the advantages here could be rather significant.

No argument there.

I cannot help thinking:

Lets take a pixel layout like the on of say the Sony RX100 sensor, blow that up to 24x36 which would land us with something like 144 megapixels (if my late-in-the-night math serves me right). Lets put color filters in front of something like 25% of these pixels and leave the rest for just monocrhrome reading ...

I think Kodak were touting something like that concept some years ago, but with todays (and tomorrows) resolutions it might actually fly ...

Would something like this work and provide us with more sensitivity withou compromising color ability to much?

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