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Pentax GR-E full frame curved sensor camera?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:47 am
by Smeggypants
Pentax GR-E full frame curved sensor camera?

Only a rumour of course, biy very interesting ( except the price )

https://pentaxrumors.com/2018/01/03/ricoh-pentax-gr-e-full-frame-curved-sensor-camera-rumors/


There is a discussion on dpreview about a rumored new Ricoh/Pentax GR-E full frame curved sensor camera (E for Extreme). Here are the details – apparently Ricoh will cease all camera production and the GR line will be moved over to the Pentax brand:

36MP curved sensor
To be announced in spring or early summer
Price: $1,800
122.0 mm (W) × 64.7 mm (H) × 39.8 mm (D)
28mm f/2.4 lens (non-retractable)
Customizable lens ring
ISO 51,200
New battery

Pentax GR-E full frame curved sensor camera?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:03 pm
by LennyBloke
Not sure that this one quite adds up...

...I thought the major benefit of a curved sensor was that it could be used with a simpler lens design of faster aperture to deliver greater sharpness across the image (particularly improved in corners and edges) - an f2.4 lens isn't fast so appears to be missing a trick.

I would hope that the evolution of the GR series would include weather-proofing and either a way to clean the sensor, or to prevent dust getting into it in the first place (the greatest fault of the otherwise GReat GRII) :cheers: