OK Mr Samsung show me the APS-C

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: OK Mr Samsung show me the APS-C

ET2 wrote:

Greynerd wrote

The trend for larger sensors in zoom compacts since the Sony RX100 has not really changed the scene in camera design as we have seen no manufacturers bringing out similar large sensor zoom compacts. 1/1.7" rules the roost.

It takes a couple of years to design and do lager scale production of the camera. RX100 did completely change the landscape, but it came as a shock to other camera makers. They will release their own 1" cameras, but that takes time. RX100 is not even one year old.

Have any manufacturers actually said it came as a shock to them? I am sure they all know what the others are up to and when I was looking for a fast zoom compact at a reasonable price the 1/1.7" cameras looked fine. Sensor quality is making sensor size less important if you are not after DOF and 1" is still not a large sensor, just a big frog in a little pond.

It is difficult to know the reality when the RX100 is hyped so relentlessly across all the forums.

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