Friday, April 11, 2008

Samsung working on 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor!

The website of Amateur Photographer has a very promising story for fans of 35mm full frame sensors and cameras! They reveal *drum roll* that Samsung is working on such a sensor!

For more details on where this was revealed and such, be sure to check the original AP UK story!


Reactions in the forums
The non-denominational but opinionated dpreview News forum is discussing this development. A discussion has also started in the Pentax SLR Talk forum, in two threads.


Opinion
Given their relationship with Pentax, we should expect to see a Pentax edition as well, perhaps the mythical and legendary Pentax K1D? This may perhaps explain why Pentax froze the 645D, since they saw an "easier" path to the next level, thanks to the $$$ of Samsung.

This changes the dynamics of the full frame wars, now with the CNMP quartet having plans or actual full-frame cameras in their arsenal. And this begs the question for Olympus, will they attempt a larger format, or insist on Four Thirds for everyone? Olympus after all has their own Samsung, they can call it Samsungshita if they like, or Panasonic in short ;-) If Olympus made such a move, they could offer a 4/3rds compatibility mode, similar to what Nikon is doing for DX lenses on their lovely Nikon D3 DSLR. Speaking of which, be sure to check our 37 posts so far on the Nikon D3/D300 mania.

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