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Megapixel War 2.0: Leica M Sensor Maker Says Sensors with 100's of Megapixels Coming Soon
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May 12, 2014
12:53 am
Eric Reagan
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Leica M 100MP

The 24MP full frame Leica M sensor is made in Grenoble, France by STMicro, which recently updated its website with the claim that it would soon offer CMOS image sensors "with 100's of millions of pixels."

How much is enough though? We know that Canon has much larger sensor samples in the works…

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May 12, 2014
1:20 am
Hasi
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I'd buy it in a heartbeat, then I'd be the coolest guy around and could snicker at all the boobs who fell for the M240 ruse.

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May 12, 2014
1:43 am
Tobias
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Aren't they talking about MF sensors for Leica S then?

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May 12, 2014
2:20 am
Nick
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It would be very demanding for the lenses (even for Leica lenses).
If we look to the story of Sony system, they only have few lenses on par with their highest megapixel sensors. Most of their lenses do not match their excellent sensors.
A reasonable megapixel count + dynamic range + low light capabilities + color depth + color accuracy would be the formula for success.

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May 13, 2014
8:20 am
Wedding Photography
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I wonder where is the borderline after which cameras will not be able to make more precise photos.

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May 18, 2014
7:01 am
Manfred
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Of cause there is a need for more pixels. Not for daily life and your photoalbum with shots of your family but e.g. for big prints of landscapes hanging in my living room (or other rooms as well) requiring 40 x 60cm, 80cm x 60 cm or maybe 110 x 60 cm (16x9) in the near future. Or for multimedia shows for big screens where you want to zoom into the details like trees, buildings etc.
A MF-camera is no option not only because of lacking money but also to poor choice of lenses like a Canon 17mm shift for example. For me, 20MP is average – you can have it on every consumer DSLR and even a handy.
The real challenge seems to be the combination of maybe 50 or 75 MPs with higher ISO.

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