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  1. 4 hours ago, JurijTurnsek said:

    One big benefit of these high MP sensors is the extra pixels available for EIS. Xiaomi Mi 9 and 9T are amazing in that regard:

    I would really like to see it compared to Osmo Pocket. Also, bring these new sensors to DJI product and improve stabilization eve more.

    Sony Semicon/Samsung has licensing restrictions that those sensors are to be used in mobile phones only.

  2. 55 minutes ago, Cliff Totten said:

    I know two people that are in the sensor industry. One of them has purchased sensors from Sony for his company. He is under NDA but he has told me that this is how Sony sensor liscensing works. Its not "buy a sensor and get everything" deal. You buy the sensor and license what features you want. If you pay for and licence 8bit 30p and you turn around enable 10bit 60p....you get sued! Your license is specific and affects the price you pay.

    On the IMX410....we dont know if its that sensor! Why?....because that sensor has dual pixel phase detect architecture! That sensor requires pixel masking...that Panasonic says they HATE doing and wont do on a Panny camera. (Part of their excuse as to why the "prefer" contrast detect AF...even though every moden camera makes the dead pixels on every sensor today)

    Maybe it is a IMX410 variant with the dual photosite grid removed in the die. We will never know untill Tech Insights x-rays it.

    The HILARIOUS thing is that every year at NAB, the Panasonic booth continues to say that the GH5 and GH5-S are "Our sensors that are made by Panasonic"....yeah right! Nikon says this too!

    Why do camera companies HATE admitting they are buying common Sony sensors for their cameras? Is it really THAT embarassing?

    Dual pixel phase detect is a Canon patent.

    Sony's PDAF is simply a pixel mask.

    As I've mentioned earlier, the CQK SKU of IMX410 does not have PDAF mask, it's used by S1 and ZCAM F6.

    So much bullshark in the sea.

  3. 9 minutes ago, Skip77 said:

    Rumor has it the S1 does use the IMX410.


    Sony built the Nikon sensor to Nikons design specs. 

    The rest of the Z6 specs had nothing to do with Sony, - body design, heat displacement,  IBIS, color science, processor, and 144 Mbps.  You make it sound like Sony is calling the sots.  

    We don't know how the camera industry works behind the scenes. You don't know what Nikon negotiated with Sony and how it worked. That's what Nikon and Sony work with NDA's


    These cameras  Sony A7 III, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1, Nikon Z6,  and Sigma fp  use the IMX410CQK sensor. 

    IMX410CQK - Spec PDF

    IMX410CQK_Flyer.pdf 116.43 kB · 0 downloads

    They are all based on IMX410, but not all of them uses the particular CQK SKU. The CQK one does not have PDAF mask.

  4. 2 hours ago, kye said:

    Do you know if there is likely to be a gap in-between the exposures when it's stacking the 16 frames?  Ie, can it do a full 360degree shutter.

    If you have a subject with motion blur then you don't want there to be gaps throughout the blur.  This would be especially obvious with light-trails of headlights etc.

    The 3D models thing is super-cool.  The problem with modular cameras is that the modules are flexible but sacrifice overall size compared to integrated designs.  Being able to 3D-print an accessory and not having to adhere to the standard sizes for mounts, mount adapters, and the like would be great.

    ISO6 is intended for landscape photography.

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