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01-21-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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K20D will have 2 sensors

There was a lot written about what is the "Bomb" feature of the K20D. here is my guess/ wish.
Assuming that it will have an EVF and optical viewfinder, it is possible that it will have 2 sensors instead of one. One will be a 14M aps-c sensor with regular crop of X1.5 and the other will be a small sensor with a crop factor of X5. You can switch between the two sensors with a press of a button. Having 2 sensors in one camera can give you a very wide rage of effective focal lengths with one lens.
For instance with a 18-250mm lens you can get an equivalent of 28-1250mm. a 100mm/2.8 Macro can become an equivalent of 500mm/2.8 and so on.

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Because of some fear of high ISO-performance some here has expressed, perhaps it comes with a flip switch so one selects between the 14Mp and the Sony 6Mp that would make everyone happy.
Or perhaps even the 12Mp Sony so some here (no names haha) gets really happy.
I personally wishes for a sensor that makes beter images than I can... I am still the limiting factor.
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None of the above

It is NOT a Sony sensor....
01-22-2008, 07:24 AM   #4
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Having 2 sensors in one camera can give you a very wide rage of effective focal lengths with one lens.
Who needs 2 sensors to do this? This is the exact same as cropping your image. Smaller sensors do not increase your focal length, they just decrease your field of view, creating the illusion of increased focal length.


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perhaps it comes with a flip switch so one selects between the 14Mp and the Sony 6Mp
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It is NOT a Sony sensor....
Ahaa! One Pentax/Samsung and one .... ???
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Maybe AF sensor is replaced by a small digicam-like sensor to have real liveview this would be cheap and effective...maybe is this the "oh god, why i didn't tought this first" feature


Rumor fever got me too
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QuoteOriginally posted by polvda Quote
Ahaa! One Pentax/Samsung and one .... ???
There are not 2 sensors..
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
There are not 2 sensors..
More???

Or just one! That will be much better I think.

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QuoteOriginally posted by AllonB Quote
There was a lot written about what is the "Bomb" feature of the K20D. here is my guess/ wish.
Assuming that it will have an EVF and optical viewfinder, it is possible that it will have 2 sensors instead of one. One will be a 14M aps-c sensor with regular crop of X1.5 and the other will be a small sensor with a crop factor of X5. You can switch between the two sensors with a press of a button. Having 2 sensors in one camera can give you a very wide rage of effective focal lengths with one lens.
For instance with a 18-250mm lens you can get an equivalent of 28-1250mm. a 100mm/2.8 Macro can become an equivalent of 500mm/2.8 and so on.
I think the excitement of the wait is getting too much for some people
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2 days to go. SETTLE DOWN, PEOPLE!

You know very well Mr. Smith can say neither yay or nay until they kill the NDA.
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There are not 2 sensors..

time to put down another rumor that it has 5 legs, 3 eyes and 2 tails.
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It also...
- Tugs on Superman's Cape
- Spits into the wind
- Pulls the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger
- Messes around with Slim
:P
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jester_rm Quote
It also...
- Tugs on Superman's Cape
- Spits into the wind
- Pulls the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger
- Messes around with Slim
:P
I want one!
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I do too.

Although, if it doesn't also
A- Pick winning Lotto number, or
B- Tell me when to double-down successfully in Vegas

I'll likely have to wait quite a while to get it. I MIGHT be able to convince the wive to let me buy a used K10 when everyone else upgrades though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jester_rm Quote
It also...
- Tugs on Superman's Cape
- Spits into the wind
- Pulls the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger
- Messes around with Slim
:P
And Chuck Norris shoots with a K20D.
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