Will the coming decade be the decade of Canon?

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Re: Will the coming decade be the decade of Canon?

maiaibing wrote:

J A C S wrote:

Let us go back and see what was predicted in 2008; this tells us something about our predictions now:

[Canon 50D review]: It appears that Canon has reached the limit of what is sensible, in terms of megapixels on an APS-C sensor. At a pixel density of 4.5 MP/cm² (40D: 3.1 MP/cm², 1Ds MkIII: 2.4 MP/cm²) the lens becomes the limiting factor. Even the sharpest primes at optimal apertures cannot (at least away from the center of the frame) satisfy the 15.1 megapixel sensors hunger for resolution. Considering the disadvantages that come with higher pixel densities such as diffraction issues, increased sensitivity towards camera shake, reduced dynamic range, reduced high ISO performance and the need to store, move and process larger amounts of data, one could be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that at this point the megapixel race should probably stop. One consequence of this is that the 50% increase in pixel count over the 40D results in only a marginal amount of extra detail.

Depressing that already back then DPR was spreading the myth that high pixel sensors led to camera shake problems. One should think people who are working with optics had a better basic knowledge of how optics work. So sad.

Anyway - I find that "we do not need more megapixels" is the most repeated and blatently wrong statement in the digital photo community. Canon made one of the best sensors of the last decade when they made the 5DS/R - and its still the best sensor they have in production - including when it comes to low light photography.

After hitting 200 MPIX+ with the newest SONY tricks we have still not seen anything close to the limits of what can - and will - be achieved.

No.  That's not what's going to happen.  200mp sensors and the onwards march of MP upwards is a road to nowhere. And the newest tricks are not from Sony - they are from Huawai, Samsung and Apple.

Computational imagery will stack images to create High res files.  Always connected 5G will store them.  Picture profiles will crop and process to taste.  Hi Res stacking will reduce the need for large sensors and large sensors.  
10 years is a long time !

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