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  • Ian
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    Re: Sony made the sensor for the E-M5?

    Originally posted by dko22 View Post
    I did see the odd vote for Canon though not very many. Early on, Sony were behind Toshiba and Aptina in the speculation stakes, with most still assuming a Panasonic G3 variant as was stated in many reviews including DPR and Amateur Photographer (one of the stupidest reviews of all -what has happened to this once reputable journal in the reviews field?). When the camera became available, more and more became sceptical it could be a Panny and Sony was increasingly mentioned. That's my overall impression --fortunately I don't read every post on every forum about sensor speculation.

    Next bit of fun is the DxO ratings I guess. Once that's finally announced, it may be that we'll actually have to start taking some photos which would be awfully boring
    I'm confident that DxO will provide the final evidence, if it's really needed. They are very clever people.

    Ian

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  • dko22
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    I did see the odd vote for Canon though not very many. Early on, Sony were behind Toshiba and Aptina in the speculation stakes, with most still assuming a Panasonic G3 variant as was stated in many reviews including DPR and Amateur Photographer (one of the stupidest reviews of all -what has happened to this once reputable journal in the reviews field?). When the camera became available, more and more became sceptical it could be a Panny and Sony was increasingly mentioned. That's my overall impression --fortunately I don't read every post on every forum about sensor speculation.

    Next bit of fun is the DxO ratings I guess. Once that's finally announced, it may be that we'll actually have to start taking some photos which would be awfully boring

    Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
    Am I the only one who thought it was a Canon?

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  • Ian
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    Re: Sony made the sensor for the E-M5?

    Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
    Am I the only one who thought it was a Canon?
    I think so!

    Ian

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  • Ulfric M Douglas
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    Am I the only one who thought it was a Canon?

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  • StephenL
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    Knowing whose sensor it is isn't as useful to me as knowing who else is using/going to use it.

    I concede that by those criteria it is interesting to know who made it.

    But remember that the sensor is only a part of the equation - just as important is the control system that it links into.

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  • Ian
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    Re: Sony made the sensor for the E-M5?

    Originally posted by OlyPaul View Post
    Stephen may not but I do if only to be proven right.

    I know most things I post here are mostly forgot or ignored but it's nice to be right sometimes.

    I posted this on the FTU site in January.



    To which Ian replied




    Now I just need to know which hat Ian is going to eat.
    I'm scouring the Net for edible hats - even recipes for edible hats

    In fact, while I was in Budapest last week a street vendor tried to sell me a hat made from dried fungi (some kind of tree fungus) - maybe I should have taken a bite out of it!

    Of course, I was also one of the first (maybe the first?!) to subsequently break the news that the sensor was not a Panasonic (basically because someone at Panasonic told me it wasn't one of theirs) - see:

    http://www.fourthirds-user.com/forum/blog.php?b=532

    But on 'other' forums I was everything from a charlatan to whatever for daring to suggest this!

    Ian

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  • Ross the fiddler
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    Originally posted by dko22 View Post
    Over on the BIG forum one or two denialists still seem to be ignoring the fact that, even with the clumsy translation, Sony and E-M5 do appear to be in the same sentence. But this statement was later confirmed in a press conference and folk who actually know Japanese (because basically they were Japanese) confirmed that this is what was meant.

    Although I also don't really care who made the sensor, the incredible amount of speculation meant the issue was difficult to ignore. And personally I was always rather sceptical that it was a Panasonic sensor quite simply because why would they give Olympus a significantly better sensor than even the GH2 -- I mean the highlight treatment in particular is in a totally different class. I think the whole thing's good for m43 to be honest becuase either Panny will have to up its game or also use a Sony sensor which would be quite hard I think! And, of course, it means that almost certainly that for loyalists to the mirrored variety, the E7 should get the sensor the system has deserved for some time.

    David
    There are always the sceptics & there were people that believed the earth was flat too & they took some convincing it was round.

    I certainly hope an E7 is produced & with this new sensor (as well as other updates & additions), not that I will be buying one, but I'm sure others would appreciate it.

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  • brianvickers
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    It is interesting to know who made the sensor for the very reason that comments have been made regarding Panasonic not being likely to share their best sensor...and by knowing the manufacturer you can track their progress and know what to expect. I cant imagine Sony would have been happy to release this sensor to Olympus if it out performed their own camera had they used the same format....this could be a great combination where Sony and Olympus do not compete directly and therefore share technology to mutual advantage.

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  • dko22
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    Re: Sony made the sensor for the E-M5?

    Over on the BIG forum one or two denialists still seem to be ignoring the fact that, even with the clumsy translation, Sony and E-M5 do appear to be in the same sentence. But this statement was later confirmed in a press conference and folk who actually know Japanese (because basically they were Japanese) confirmed that this is what was meant.

    Although I also don't really care who made the sensor, the incredible amount of speculation meant the issue was difficult to ignore. And personally I was always rather sceptical that it was a Panasonic sensor quite simply because why would they give Olympus a significantly better sensor than even the GH2 -- I mean the highlight treatment in particular is in a totally different class. I think the whole thing's good for m43 to be honest becuase either Panny will have to up its game or also use a Sony sensor which would be quite hard I think! And, of course, it means that almost certainly that for loyalists to the mirrored variety, the E7 should get the sensor the system has deserved for some time.

    David

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  • Ross the fiddler
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    Re: Sony made the sensor for the E-M5?

    Originally posted by Wreckdiver View Post
    It would be nice to see this sensor fitted into the next FT body (E-7?). Add Full HD and I would be in the market for one.

    Steve
    Maybe when they've sold enough E-M5's then they sell you an E7.

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  • Wreckdiver
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    It would be nice to see this sensor fitted into the next FT body (E-7?). Add Full HD and I would be in the market for one.

    Steve

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  • StephenL
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    Originally posted by snaarman View Post
    Ah. That explains a lot.

    When I zoom in to my E-M5 raw files, I see there is a tiny little "s" in the corner of each pixel.
    That's not an "S". It's a "5", as in E-M5.

    When I had Canon DSLRs they just had a speck of dirt in the corner of each pixel ....

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  • Ross the fiddler
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    Re: Sony made the sensor for the E-M5?

    Originally posted by snaarman View Post
    Ah. That explains a lot.

    When I zoom in to my E-M5 raw files, I see there is a tiny little "s" in the corner of each pixel.
    Yeah, I like that one.

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  • snaarman
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    Ah. That explains a lot.

    When I zoom in to my E-M5 raw files, I see there is a tiny little "s" in the corner of each pixel.

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  • JonSchick
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    Olympus wouldn't be the first to tweak the most out of a Sony sensor - it's something Pentax have been doing for years. Their K100D got the best results of any camera using the Sony 6MP sensor, and the K-5/K-01 both extract more than Sony (and arguably Nikon) can do from the more modern offerings.

    I'm not terribly bothered to be honest, as long as the end results are good. Although I do obtain some satisfaction that my Skoda shares a few components with Audi

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