Interesting question, you should do a poll yourself on this.
Hehe. I will.
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... will be aps-c with killer features at a significantly higher price
What is the chance of firmware update for the 5d3 and 5d2 10fps ?
I wonder if this means a delay in the release of the 7DII.
I think its a new sensor because the pixel masking necessary for phase-detect pixels has to be added underneath the microlensing, as the microlens is an important factor in making FPPD-AF work. That would require some degree of reengineering...even if it is relatively minor. There may also be additional activate/read wiring to read out only the phase-detect pixels for AF before activating the full sensor for an image readout.
Aye. And those pixels remain functional for standard imaging as well. Despite the masking, they do not actually remove pixels from the normal bayer image output...its just that since a few hundred thousand, maybe a million pixels are used for FPPD-AF, vs tens of millions for the total image, the IQ impact is non-existent.
But they don’t need to be special pixels or anything.
Sorry, but that is completely false.
after searching 650D review, every article I've found says NEW Sensor, but they must be considering it new since it includes the phase detection AF.
But -- I'm just not yet convinced that this 18MP "new" sensor is actually new.
I sincerely hope you're wrong
i apreciate your sensor tech knowladge and would like to read your opinion if it is a new sensor or a recikled on from 600d?
Can they add a sensor layer for the focusing sistem to a eksisting design or do thej need to design a ne on?
sorry for my bad English.
I think the only upgrades this year will be digic 5 and the AF and lens. Next year would get the 70d sensor.
I guess "sooner than you think" in fact means that Canon has found yet another new way to release a high-price product - sooner than people would have feared after the 1dx and 5d3.
This would leave Nikon to care for folks in the below $2000 segment...