One key thing missing from Dpreview and P7000 info

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    To their preview for this new Nikon. High-end compacts of years ago
    didn't have TINY sensors, they had 2/3" sensors considerably larger
    than the ones in any compact now. Had they kept up with the same
    sensors, with new technology and processing, they might have had
    something. As it is, compacts are still lame compared to ANY DSLR,
    including units that are CHEAPER than the overpriced compacts in
    RichA, Sep 9, 2010
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    Irwell Guest

    Is this what you had in mind.
    Irwell, Sep 9, 2010
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    RichA Guest

    This is the finest P&S (apart from Sony's R1) ever made with the 2/3"
    sensor. It's low ISO images were terrific (though lacking in DR in
    some situations) because it had an amazing lens. Had they kept this
    quality, you'd have an 8 megapixel, 2/3" sensored camera with modern
    processing. Problem was, this camera was almost $1000 when it came
    out owing to its build and lens quality so DSLRs still win.
    RichA, Sep 9, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    But the Sony DSC-R1 had an almost APS-C size sensor!

    Olympus C8080WZ sensor size: 8.80 x 6.60 mm
    Sony DSC-R1 sensor size: 21.5 x 14.4 mm
    Olympus sensor area: 0.58 cm2
    Sony sensor area: 3.09 cm2.

    The Sony R1 sensor is 5.33 times the size of the Olympus sensor.

    Perhaps you were thinking of the Sony DSC-F828, which had the same
    size sensor as the Olympus C8080WZ? Of course both these cameras had
    *very noisy* sensors.
    Bruce, Sep 10, 2010
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Eric Stevens, Sep 10, 2010
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