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compact cameras with large sensors?

 
 
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      08-22-2007
On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 14:41:26 GMT, Dave Cohen <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:


>I'm confused with the way they measure these things. I can't find the
>actual dimensions, but canon site quotes 1/1.8 for both G7 and my A95.
>New A650IS (which looks very nice) is 1/1.7. I assume these are all
>about the same size but I wish they would just give a size as you have
>done. The A650 IS has everything I would want except I think 12mp is
>overkill.
>Dave Cohen


It really is confusing, but there is a nice explanation of how the numbers are
derived (although personally I think the camera makers *want* to keep consumers
confused about this). There's also a table of nominal sensor sizes and their
real sizes. To get to this go to dpreview.com and in the menu at left point to
'Learn/Glossary' and select 'Camera System' from the drop down menu. On
resulting page select 'Sensor Sizes'.
 
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