(FT3) Panasonic next sensor with 14,7 Megapixel?


Zone-10 speculates with a release of new Panasonic sensor before February. The sensor could be implemented in next Panasonic and Olympus High-End cameras. It should have 14,7 Megapixel.

Note: Zone-10 predictions are usually very close to the reality!

  • Charles

    Yeah, they say it will be a 14.7MP and I say it’s all hot air. There isn’t any reason to believe that they’ll be upping megapixel counts, especially when Nikon is at 12MP.

  • Bilgy_no1

    I read that article and the author doesn’t come across as being very knowledgeable. The author states: “As the competition is all in the 18mp range with 2×3 format now…” which is simply not true. There is exactly one APS-C camera with that pixel count ahich has only just been released.

    Given the rather lukewarm reception of the 15+MP models of Canon (50D vs. 40D), it remains to be seen how this is received in the marketplace. Fact is that the other cameras are at 14, 12 or 10 MP which is really sufficient for most practical purposes.

    Of course, Olympus and Panasonic may be looking at increasing the MP, but there is no real pressure yet. As Charles says, Nikon are still at 12.3 MP as well.

    PS I DON’T WANT more megapixels as I have no use for them and they only slow down my workflow and clog my hard disk

  • ีuth

    i am thinking the same thing that panasonic should have a new sensor but i think they should focus on develop the DR and noise first (or they’ve already done it, so they also go to 14.7 MPixel)

    panasonic already has their cameras on the market now and micro 4/3 system is their hope, so i think it’s nessesary for them to improve their live-mos sensor ( i hope they can find the similar way as Fuji or Sigma done)

  • Winder

    What other predictions have they made that have been accurate?

    Is there a second reputable source that suggests a 14MP sensor?

    Some of the information they present is obviously wrong, so why would I believe their speculation?

    **”The current models all are using the 12.1mp Panasonic sensor. This sensor has, in various forms, been around for quite a few models now. It is current, but getting long in the tooth. The next tier of pixel-count for the 4/3 format is approximately a 14.7mp sensor. That would compete nearly head-to-head with the now current 18mp in 2×3 format.” ***

    Why does 14.7MP compete head to head with the 18MP APS-C? 14.7MP would be 6MP per CM^2 on a 4/3, and 18MP APS-C is 5.4MP per CM^2. The current 12MP sensor is 5.1MP per CM^2. Seems like the existing 12MP sensor is closer to the 18MP APS-C.

    **”The Canon 7D really doesn’t bring much new to the table other than senseless frills….” **

    From what I am told by people who have used it….. the 7D has an AF system that is a step above anything Canon has put on the market in terms of versatility. The all new sensor is also a solid performer. If quality AF and sensor design are simply “frills” then I’m not sure what the author expects.

  • Jerry_R

    I have to repeat what you had written. Author is saying very suspicious things about competitors, which are simply not true.
    He also has some knwoledge gap about innovation of 7D…
    He seems to be also outdated, if video is obsolete for him…

    Btw: all my friends who use Canona say – more Mpix is LAST thing thay want..!

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