Will Canon ever make 1 inch DPAF sensor?

Adelino

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Will Canon ever build their own 1 inch sensor and utilize DPAF, that would be a great benefit for Powershot cameras.
 

Adelino

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bhf3737 said:
Adelino said:
Will Canon ever build their own 1 inch sensor and utilize DPAF, that would be a great benefit for Powershot cameras.
Canon already has 1 inch sensor with DPAF, that has been used in XF400 video and XC-15 hybrid video camera.
Oh good. How good is it with stills and do you think it will be used in Powershot cameras? I would love a GX7 or GX5 style with DPAF.
 

mistaspeedy

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It has a 12 megapixel sensor, and I assume it has been optimized for shooting video (strong AA filter to avoid moire).

Not sure how good it would be for stills... probably not too good.
 

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Adelino said:
Oh good. How good is it with stills and do you think it will be used in Powershot cameras? I would love a GX7 or GX5 style with DPAF.
What is the need for 1-inch sensor? Doesn't a Powershot with larger sensor meet the need?
A Powershot with APS-C (larger) sensor already exists: PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a 24MP APS-C with DPAF.
Larger sensor contributes to better overall and specially low light performance.

BTW. Canon XF400 Camcorder has a 8.29MP, 1-inch DPAF Sensor different from what was used in XC-15 (12MP, DPAF).
 

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bhf3737 said:
Adelino said:
Oh good. How good is it with stills and do you think it will be used in Powershot cameras? I would love a GX7 or GX5 style with DPAF.
What is the need for 1-inch sensor? Doesn't a Powershot with larger sensor meet the need?
A Powershot with APS-C (larger) sensor already exists: PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a 24MP APS-C with DPAF.
Larger sensor contributes to better overall and specially low light performance.

BTW. Canon XF400 Camcorder has a 8.29MP, 1-inch DPAF Sensor different from what was used in XC-15 (12MP, DPAF).
I like the GX5 and GX7 series, I think they are a great compromise with fast lens, nice sensor size, IQ is nice. Size is GREAT! and price is not bad.
 

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Can someone explain to me what a 1" sensor is? Is that the diagonal measurement? Or something else? Is there a good website that explains all this stuff?

Thanks

Rich
 

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RGF said:
Can someone explain to me what a 1" sensor is? Is that the diagonal measurement? Or something else? Is there a good website that explains all this stuff?

Thanks

Rich
I Googled your question and this site came up first with the explanation.

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-1-inch-camera-sensors-13-2mm-x-8-8mm-so-labelled-In-what-respect-do-they-measure-an-inch
 

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AlanF said:
RGF said:
Can someone explain to me what a 1" sensor is? Is that the diagonal measurement? Or something else? Is there a good website that explains all this stuff?

Thanks

Rich
I Googled your question and this site came up first with the explanation.

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-1-inch-camera-sensors-13-2mm-x-8-8mm-so-labelled-In-what-respect-do-they-measure-an-inch
Thanks. So a FF camera has a 3" sensor. Seems strange that this term would still be used today. Probably used to confuse the consumer to think that they sensor is much larger than it really is.