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Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:10:03 PM »
Interesting new Japanese patent (2017-125904) from Nikon has a curved full frame sensor to go with a 35mm f2 lens



http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/mirrorless-camera-rumours/

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Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:10:03 PM »

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 03:08:13 AM »
Oh wow! That looks similar to the Sony RX1, but probably more compact due to the curved sensor. Nikon is getting serious!

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 10:15:24 AM »
A curved sensor makes sense for a fixed lens point and shoot.  It makes much less sense for a interchangeable lens camera, because of the time needed to build up a significant number of high quality lenses.  Unless a practical adapter could be made (Unlikely), it could be many years before a significant selection of lenses was available.

The advantage could be a higher quality image using less glass, and in smaller form factor with lower weight.  The price of producing the sensor might be a big issue, new tech is full of risks, and thus expensive.

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 10:23:18 AM »
A bit more like this one here ;)


Oh wow! That looks similar to the Sony RX1, but probably more compact due to the curved sensor. Nikon is getting serious!

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 06:00:30 PM »
A bit more like this one here ;)


Oh wow! That looks similar to the Sony RX1, but probably more compact due to the curved sensor. Nikon is getting serious!

I think the Sony is actually smaller (and FF)?
https://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx1rm2
It also has some interesting tech onboard like optical variable low-pass filter, but not IBIS I think...

If Nikon pulls off a curved sensor it will beat both. That's good news they still can develop a fancy sensor themselves without relying on Sony (I hope).

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 06:16:55 PM »
A bit more like this one here ;)


Oh wow! That looks similar to the Sony RX1, but probably more compact due to the curved sensor. Nikon is getting serious!

I think the Sony is actually smaller (and FF)?
https://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx1rm2
It also has some interesting tech onboard like optical variable low-pass filter, but not IBIS I think...

If Nikon pulls off a curved sensor it will beat both. That's good news they still can develop a fancy sensor themselves without relying on Sony (I hope).

But Sony RX1R II is also expensive as hell. You can buy 5D IV for that! Almost Leica pricing territory for a fixed lens compact IMHO.
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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 06:50:49 PM »
A bit more like this one here ;)


Oh wow! That looks similar to the Sony RX1, but probably more compact due to the curved sensor. Nikon is getting serious!

I think the Sony is actually smaller (and FF)?
https://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx1rm2
It also has some interesting tech onboard like optical variable low-pass filter, but not IBIS I think...

If Nikon pulls off a curved sensor it will beat both. That's good news they still can develop a fancy sensor themselves without relying on Sony (I hope).

But Sony RX1R II is also expensive as hell. You can buy 5D IV for that! Almost Leica pricing territory for a fixed lens compact IMHO.

If Nikon makes that one like the DF, it won't be cheap either! :)

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 06:50:49 PM »

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 09:27:16 PM »
For shooting video you are going to watch on a curved-screen TV.

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2017, 01:30:37 AM »
For shooting video you are going to watch on a curved-screen TV.

 ;)

...and all this stuff ends up in our curved retina. The world is curved!

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Re: Nikon mirrorless with FF curved sensor?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2017, 01:30:37 AM »