Panasonic should produce their own micro 43 sensors

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Panasonic should produce their own micro 43 sensors
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I believe this guy is on to something regarding the G9 and micro 43 development in general, from the perspective of someone considering various formats.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOPaYdz9lw0

He is basically saying that the G9 seems extremely interesting, but he can't understand why they are using the same sensor as the GH5. Why no new sensor?

Well we all know that Panasonic are using Sony micro 43 sensors, so until Sony develops a new one, there will be no new sensor in Panasonic models.

We all also know that the size of the micro 43 sensor is more than big enough, and that the current Sony 20MP sensor is capable of impeccable image quality.

Still, a format will always be measured against what is offered by competitors. Sony are continuously developing 35mm sensors, and putting new camera models onto the market, in an effort to show the superiority of the oversized 35mm format. And you can't really blame Sony for focusing on sensor development for their own cameras.

Meanwhile, Panasonic has used its knowledge of digital displays to put the best EVF ever into the G9. Panasonic also seems to have great expertise when it comes to other parts that go into a digital camera, including also the optics for the lenses. Everything except the sensor itself.

So why is this? Is it really so difficult to produce a micro 43 sensor, that Panasonic must rely on their greatest competitor to produce this vital part? For a large electronics company like Panasonic, it seems weird to me that they're not able to produce this part themselves.

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