« on: January 28, 2015, 06:22:39 PM »
If, IF Sony had a 50mp sensor, why haven't they put it in any of their own cameras yet?
I find it incredibly unlikely that Canon would use an outside firm to design such an important sensor for such an important camera.
The problem is Canon is using and old fab and it's too old to make Exmor or any of the many recent new patents from Canon for improving sensor IQ in major ways, I mean they can make the sensor sensor in terms of just the photo collection piece, but they can't put any good, modern, circuitry inside of the sensor, the pieces they need to make are too small. A new fab cost $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ so maybe they just gave up and figured better to partner with Sony who already has capable fabs.
But people that buy those high end Canon cameras are going to want Canon tech.
They are gonna want worse tech in the high end gear? Just to get a Canon name on all of the tech?