Why is there no 1/1.7" 10x compact?

Started May 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
brianj Forum Pro • Posts: 14,657
Re: Why is there no 1/1.7" 10x compact?

Helmut Eder wrote:

Well the G1XM2 manages a 24mm wide angle and 5x zoom with a 1.5" sensor - you'd think a 24mm and 10x would easily be possible with a 1/1.7"

It's probably possible now, but if a company made one how do they get the general public to buy it, when most people are happy with a phone camera.  Even I would baulk at the price, as there is no way I will pay the ridiculous price for the sony RX100 series when a $AU169 IXUS does everything I need.


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