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Old Feb 1, 2005, 2:46 AM   #1
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Here's some good news!! Sony will be on top again in technology with their new CMOS sensors which will replace all the CCD sensors in all their cameras and camcorders. It is supposed to be very very good!!! Maybe the new 828 is coming out of this::


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Whoo hooo!! Sony just gets better and better! I can't wait to see the new Pro model replacing the F828. It's gonna be a killer if it has the new CMOS!!!!
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 3:30 PM   #2
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I was always under the impression that CMOS sensors were inferior to their CCD counterparts. Is it starting to turn around, now that CMOS imaging technology is maturing or what?

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Old Feb 1, 2005, 5:56 PM   #3
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CMOS sensors are cheaper but offer higher quality pictures because of the pixel sizes they hold. It helps reduce noise greatly while allowing a higher MP. Read the article about the Sony CMOS sensor in the new Nikon 12MP camera.
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 6:30 PM   #4
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maybe you should ask owners of canon EOS1D mk2 and the EOS1Ds mk2.
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Old Feb 2, 2005, 12:41 AM   #5
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We'll see next year when the newdigital cameras come out with the CMOS sensors.!!
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There will be some time before we see a CMOS sensor in a non-SLR digicam, I'd say more than a year for sure. In the mean time Canon already uses CMOS sensors in their SLRs
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Old Feb 5, 2005, 12:53 AM   #7
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We'll see......
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Old Feb 14, 2005, 12:40 PM   #8
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I do not think Sony will replace the CCD sensor in their prosumer line with a CMOS for the following reasons:

The size of a CMOS pixel is larger than the size of a CCD pixel. On the other hand, CMOS sensors are cheaper to produce. This means that it is cheaper to make a large (APC size or larger) 12MP CMOS sensor than a comparable CCD sensor. These large sensors are being used in DSLR's working with existing 35mm interchangeable lenses. Thefixed-lens cameras like the F828 use much smaller sensors where the size of a pixel was reduced as much as possible to pack 8 Millions of them. Replacing the CCD sensor in the 828 by a CMOS will require one of three things: reducing the number of pixels on the same size sensor; increasing the size of the sensor AND the size, weight and cost of the lens; a combination of the above. As a result, we'll have either reduced performance or a much larger, heavier and way more expensive camera.
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