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Old April 2nd, 2010, 05:38 AM
Dawid Loubser Dawid Loubser is offline
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Default Rokton Circular Image Sensor

Rokton (a company Ive never heard of before, nor anybody else apparently, as they do not even have a Wikipedia entry) has developed something I've long been wondering about as a unique capability a digital camera could have over a (roll) film-based one: A circular image sensor:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1004/10...ktonsensor.asp

Assuming the software is up to it, the possibilities are very powerful. Now, I don't think the world will all of the sudden start putting up circular images, and there are not a single (that I know of) circular digital image format (all of them are grids of pixels), but the prospect of capturing a circular RAW file with double the amount of pixels as a typical square image, and cropping later, is quite compelling.

What do you guys think? Who (which camera manufacturers) will use this? And what will it be good for?

I am surprised at the amount of inovation we are seeing in digital cameras over the past two years or so, it's as if the marketplace has come alive with new ideas.

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 03:45 AM
Dawid Loubser Dawid Loubser is offline
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Aww, nobody wanted to fall for the APril Fool's joke?
Oh well :-)
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 07:04 AM
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Hi, Dawid,

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Aww, nobody wanted to fall for the APril Fool's joke?
Oh well :-)
Guess not.

Note that the first Kodak camera (film, of course) used a circular frame.

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 10:10 AM
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Aww, nobody wanted to fall for the APril Fool's joke?
Oh well :-)
DP Review apparently fell for it. There is a long thread on FredMiranda about it. So they got a few takers.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 12:16 AM
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And a total waste of pixels and money on vapor ware!
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