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Re: GX8 rumours - 20Mp sensor

Originally Posted by Ricoh View Post
I've also read the rumours. Implications are it's a Sony sensor - but Panasonic 'make' their own normally. Commercially it doesn't make sense. Also increased number of photosite for the same surface area will inevitably reduce dynamic range; well size must reduce as a consequence. What's required is an increase in photosite area, not the other way around. M4/3 set a limit, any break through has to come with technology innovation, which will come in due course.
They didn't make their own for the GH3 though as I think they used the same Sony sensor of that in the E-M5 in the GH3, but then Olympus used (basically) the same Panasonic sensor in the E-M1 as the GH4.
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