« on: August 06, 2012, 09:42:48 AM »
I thought we were over the Pixel Wars? There must be a market for this sensor, or else why bother. I would settle for a full frame 15-20Mpix that can shoot in the dark at say... 500,000 ISO. I think most consumers (90% guesstimate) and many professionals (70% guesstimate) would be satisfied with this sensor spec.
There is more than just the sensor to consider. There is the glass, storage, file handling just to name a few big ones. Not being a physics pro, I do hear there is a light wave issue with small apertures resolving onto large sensors - in that you waste space on the sensor. (I will let a more knowledgeable person explain it.)
I would bet the driving force for these high pixel counts can be traced to asteroid mining (LOL - don't get me started). I guess you would need these pixels for cropping and isolating a subject/target without loosing detail. If NASA or any other space program can put good glass in front of this sensor, they could pull down some great space shots. I think it's use is questionable for us terrestrial shooters.