Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
Veteran Member
RonakG's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 603
Nikon files a patent for a camera with interchangeable sensor

Source - Nikon files a patent for a camera with interchangeable sensor | Nikon Rumors

09-30-2013, 08:04 AM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
fretlessdavis's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 503
In this day and age, it's advisable to file patents on your ideas before you know anything about viability... but this would be excellent if it were actually implemented at some point.

As for DSLRs, it would be fantastic to take a few flagship bodies, strip out sensors, and offer a few options of size/ergonomics/button layout/weather sealing, then offer the full range of sensors for those bodies. If you did a lot of outdoors work, you could then have a D800 sensor dropped into a very compact and weather-sealed body instead of the current monster of a body.

Hopefully this will lead to focusing on the bodies themselves. The motivation to design the most durable, light, and ergonomic body increases tenfold if you can keep upgrading your sensor down the line. Maybe the build quality of the old film days, where cameras are still running fantastically after 40 years? I doubt the same could be said of any of our digitals.
09-30-2013, 08:31 AM   #3
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,413
I waas thinking about this the other day... imagine a Pentax body with Pentax DR and low light capability, then being able to swap in a Foveon sensor for those rare situations where everything is perfect for one of those magic Foveon moments. Now that would just be over the top cool. APS-c long lens superior magnification and DoF and then D800 type IQ, selectable in the same body.
09-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
ChrisPlatt's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rockaway Beach NYC
Posts: 6,684
Progress (?)

Sounds almost as good as being able to switch to a different type of film...

Chris

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, files, nikon, patent, sensor
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple iPhone interchangeable imaging subsystem patent application Unsinkable II Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 4 06-20-2012 11:17 PM
G3, smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder jogiba Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 14 05-16-2011 11:46 AM
Pentax files a patent for a DA*25-350mm F3.3-5.6ED [IF] SDM lens grandnax Pentax News and Rumors 50 01-25-2011 08:57 AM
Canon Patent for sensor based SR! KungPOW Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 22 02-01-2010 07:03 PM
Canon files for iris ID patent Duck Dodgers Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 3 02-12-2008 08:20 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:05 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top