Large sensor- small sensor combination.

Started Apr 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
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John Miles
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Large sensor- small sensor combination.

In birds of prey I understand that eyes have developed to provide both a scene overview and a highly resolved central zone for spotting prey.

I liken this to compacting lens design by utilising a small sensor, yet retaining a large sensor in camera for closer low light work.

Is such a lens/sensor combination in development anywhere? It sounds a bit like Panasonics extra optical zoom idea, or other digital zoom, but differs by actually developing lens design to reduce frame size as zoom increases. It would mean developing a falcon's eye sensor, with greater resolution toward the centre, but would develop a pretty decent hybrid camera offering good indoor use and outdoor zoom.

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