Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Details on the new Pentax 14.6mp CMOS sensor

The excellent Pentax OK 1000 blog has posted a story on the new Pentax K20D 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor.

We've heard the rumors and leaks on this sensor, now we can find out some details straight from the source: Pentax! The Pentax press materials do refer to the Samsung relationship in the development of the sensor. The text also covers the CMOS benefits of the sensor, and talks about the increase in resolution achieved with this new sensor. For more, be sure to visit the OK 1000 blog.

4 comments:

carpeicthus said...

Either a failure of math or truthfulness in the first couple sentences, though.

1001 noisy cameras said...

Which ones? The use of pixel count as resolution? Or 50% instead of 46%?

I'm dazed and confused from all the new cameras :) We've already had 60 cameras from the major manufacturers in 2008!

On pace for 720 new models for 2008 if they continue at this clip :) (thankfully they won't)

carpeicthus said...

The pixel count = resolution thing. I'll forgive a 4 percent error, but not taking the square of the difference. ;-) Not sure if that was Pentax's error.

1001 noisy cameras said...

My guess is that it was probably written or rewritten by the marketing dept trying to tout the increase in resolution and not realizing the "squareness" of resolution.