Sony RX10. Pixel size and noise are holding me back from buying

Started Apr 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ron AKA Veteran Member • Posts: 4,875
Re: Your second thread? Time to give up.

MoreGooderPhotos wrote:

I agree with the video capability. Videos I've seen online are stellar.

I'm sure the engineering department had their work cut out for them. The lens alone is a monumental achievement. And that's the problem. The sensor is holding the lens back. Did they simply fit the sensor from the RX100ii just because it was available? Or did they actually consider a different sensor? We'll probably never know. But just think of what it could have been. It could have been less of a compromise than it already is if not for the silly megapixel war.

The sensor is what made the lens possible. The lens was designed around the sensor. The size of the sensor is what allows the lens to be compact (in relative terms) for the speed and zoom range. They also moved some of the distortion correction from the lens to the software, further reducing the size of the lens.

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