EM-1 uses Panasonic sensor per Chipworks

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
Impulses Veteran Member • Posts: 6,368
Re: EM-1 uses Panasonic sensor per Chipworks

What other consumer electronics market still behaves that way tho? I guess commodity stuff like DVRs or house phones or something like that (altho there's still an enthusiast community around Tivo or HTPCs)... Maybe it's the dual personality of cameras as hobbyist/pro tools, maybe not. I know more about even the drivers used on most of my headphones (some used for pro music production) or the emitters on my flashlights than I know about the insides of my cameras.

Even in the borderline snake oil world of high end audio gear the internal components are usually more openly discussed... In fact, it's widely recognized that the actual implementation is still very important, you can have all the hot chips and still design a perfectly mediocre $1,000 amplifier or DAC.

That's always gonna be true of cameras, the UI and other external factors play such a large role that the secrecy over the tech seems even more unnecessary. I'd say there's a golden opportunity here for some combination of manufacturer + blogger/tech journalist to buck the trend here... Specially amongst the smaller players.

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