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    Sony Curved CMOS Sensor Presentation

    43mm diagonal curved CMOS chip for digital cameras

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    Re: Sony Curved CMOS Sensor Presentation

    Thanks for the link.

    The future is now!

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    Re: Sony Curved CMOS Sensor Presentation

    I can only imagine what this could do to the quality of imaging if they can truly perfect it. There are so many compromises and corrections in todays lenses to compensate for projection on to a planar surface that could go away with a sensor shaped with a consistent lens - surface distance.

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    Re: Sony Curved CMOS Sensor Presentation

    What an irrepressible lot Sony are...this is very early in the proof of concept phase, by the looks of it.

    The one to see is the 'RX1' with the new 44x33mm sensor inside and a Sonnar 45/2 in front of it. They would be flat out making enough to satisfy demand at $5000. The RX1 is a large success, and still sells for very good money. Signs are they will do it or let someone else do it...and recoup the R&D in small format volume rather than an MFD high unit cost approach. It would need Sony's much reviled file compression of course ;-)

    It's all quiet at Sony and Zeiss at present, apart from just releasing three cameras in a month that is, lol - RX100-3, a7s, a77-II.

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    Re: Sony Curved CMOS Sensor Presentation

    Sony is an electronics consumer company, they are used to release cycles in maybe 6 Months or shorter time frames. I think this will blow the roof off some old settled cameramakers worldwide in the long run.
    They also seem to have centered their mindset into a semipro segment that gives margin and allows new technologies to explore. The partnership with Zeiss gives them access to one of the worlds most advanced lens makers and finally: their business is cross media, they understand what linking up means.

    Very nice !

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