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Well, I know what camera I want to buy. Now I just need to wait for Canon to build it.

 
 
Mark Weaver
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      11-14-2003
Simply -- I want to buy a G6 with the sensor from the Digital Rebel / 10D.
Give me the compact size combined with the low noise / high ISO of that
sensor and I'd be happy. And, oh by the way, since the sensor would be
larger, they also ought to be able to provide a wider angle at the low end
of the zoom -- say 28mm equivalent. Or, put it another way, I want the
Digital Rebel with the equivalent of the kit lens, but in a compact body.
How long do you think before I get the chance to buy one?

Mark


 
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Jim Townsend
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      11-14-2003
Mark Weaver wrote:

> Simply -- I want to buy a G6 with the sensor from the Digital Rebel / 10D.
> Give me the compact size combined with the low noise / high ISO of that
> sensor and I'd be happy. And, oh by the way, since the sensor would be
> larger, they also ought to be able to provide a wider angle at the low end
> of the zoom -- say 28mm equivalent. Or, put it another way, I want the
> Digital Rebel with the equivalent of the kit lens, but in a compact body.
> How long do you think before I get the chance to buy one?


People have been wishing for this for a long time.. You aren't the first

I agree.. If they built a fixed lens camera with a large sensor (for low noise
at high ISO), and a fast autofocus... They'd sell a billion. It would be the
perfect mousetrap. They could do this in a compact non SLR 35mm body with a
lens with a focal length that provides a 28-105mm 35mm equivalent.

Canon has managed to put an APS sized CMOS sensor in a SLR body and market it
for $899.00 US.. Yet the manufacturers persist with as many megapixels they
can squeeze out of tiny 1/1.8 and 2/3 sensors.

Strange..




 
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Ron Hunter
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      11-14-2003
Mark Weaver wrote:

> Simply -- I want to buy a G6 with the sensor from the Digital Rebel / 10D.
> Give me the compact size combined with the low noise / high ISO of that
> sensor and I'd be happy. And, oh by the way, since the sensor would be
> larger, they also ought to be able to provide a wider angle at the low end
> of the zoom -- say 28mm equivalent. Or, put it another way, I want the
> Digital Rebel with the equivalent of the kit lens, but in a compact body.
> How long do you think before I get the chance to buy one?
>
> Mark
>
>

Maybe a year or two. The advance of technology in this area is pretty
rapid, thanks to broad competition.
 
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Tony Whitaker
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      11-14-2003
Jim Townsend <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Yet the manufacturers persist with as many megapixels they
> can squeeze out of tiny 1/1.8 and 2/3 sensors.
>
> Strange..
>


From what I've read, it sounds like Canon just doesn't have the ability to
manufacture enough of the CMOS sensors. I've read that they're selling them
in Digital Rebels as fast as they can make them, and, to achieve today's
output, they had to develope a new manufacturing method that allows them to
get more sensors from a single "wafer".

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Mark Weaver
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      11-14-2003

"Tony Whitaker" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Jim Townsend <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
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> > Yet the manufacturers persist with as many megapixels they
> > can squeeze out of tiny 1/1.8 and 2/3 sensors.
> >
> > Strange..
> >

>
> From what I've read, it sounds like Canon just doesn't have the ability to
> manufacture enough of the CMOS sensors. I've read that they're selling

them
> in Digital Rebels as fast as they can make them, and, to achieve today's
> output, they had to develope a new manufacturing method that allows them

to
> get more sensors from a single "wafer".
>


Right, but it's not necessarily true that they're making more money selling
Digital Rebel bodies than they would a compact with the same sensor -- there
are already compact digital cameras at or above the Rebel price, so why
wouldn't they be able to charge as much for a compact with that sensor
(given that it would kick all the competitors butts in image quality and
low-light performance). I don't see that they really need to cut the price
of the sensor to put it in a compact--more capacity at the same price would
do fine.

Mark




 
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