Pentax 26mp APSC in the works

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Historicity Senior Member • Posts: 1,917
Re: Pentax 26mp APSC in the works

Heliar wrote:

I wonder if it's possible for Pentax to return to CCD sensors. Sure, this tech is not the best for high ISO shooting, but the base ISO performance is absolute awesomeness, and for higher ISO, that Accelerator Unit thingy could do the job.

I read about this a while back.  Early cameras used the Kodak CCD sensor, for example the Olympus E1, Olympus E500, and Nikon D200 (these are just the ones I have, but there are others).  I read that CCD sensors were more expensive to manufacture than CMOS.  Also, CMOS sensors were better at controlling noise; so (if I'm remembering this correctly) it is unlikely that anyone will use a CCD sensor in the future.

Lawrence

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