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01-28-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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Canon to possibly use Sony 50MP sensor ?

It appears that at least in the rumor mill, Canon may be considering using Sony's 50+MP sensor. Possibly providing Sony with some of their patent technology to differentiate their sensors from ones that Sony supplies to Nikon.


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A 50Mp 24x36 sensor? The article actually makes sense in some ways. Sony is clearly ahead in sensors except for the dual-pixel tech so a cross patent trade makes sense.

But beyond all that would anyone want a 50MP FF sensor? How big would the files be? Many people moaned about the k-3 @ 24MP what are the consequences of doubling the MP?
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I'm not surprised at Sony providing a sensor for Canon (they do on the Canon G7 X), after all Samsung has a strong component relationship with Apple. That said, if this rumor is true (uh huh), the patent exchange facilitating the DualPixel AF integration, would snap my head in attention.
Interesting times.

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