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

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mark Weaver, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Mark Weaver

    Mark Weaver Guest

    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 Weaver, Nov 14, 2003
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    Jim Townsend Guest

    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.

    Jim Townsend, Nov 14, 2003
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Maybe a year or two. The advance of technology in this area is pretty
    rapid, thanks to broad competition.
    Ron Hunter, Nov 14, 2003
  4. 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".
    Tony Whitaker, Nov 14, 2003
  5. Mark Weaver

    Mark Weaver Guest

    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 Weaver, Nov 14, 2003
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