The race is on, but the ending doesn’t happen until 2022. The great scientists of the world join in an amazing race. When digital cameras came out, the megapixel rating was not that good at first. Hovering around the 4 to 6 megapixel. And it has continued to increase. When we got to 16 Megapixel, it seemed like we had reached where the quality of the digital image was as good as film. I remember seeing a big 30 X 40 foot enlargement made from a camera that had a 16MP sensor in it, and was shocked how good it was.
I wonder now, who is going to win this race of mastering first the 100MP sensor. If I am not mistaken, I think Canon had a rumor come out that said they thought they would have a 100 MP sensor in their camera by 2022. And then just last week, Sony announced that they will have a camera, the A7 RV
And here is the latest headline from DIGITAL CAMERA:
|Sony A7R V to have 102MP sensor? Sony and Canon in 100MP arms race (report)|
|The Sony A7R V may have a 102MP sensor when it launches in 2022, after reports that the Canon EOS R5S will be 100MP.|
I know that this will excite a lot of people to get an image sensor that sharp. But, as exciting as this is, it will come with a big price tag. The Sony camera now for example, with their latest improvement on image sensor is priced like this:
Go ahead and click on the picture above to see all that this camera has for $3748.00. It is no doubt an amazing camera.
Not sure yet, but, I am guessing the new camera with a 100MP sensor in it will cost around $5000, or more. Yes, we will pay for this new sensor.
Ricoh finally introduces the new Pentax flagship camera, with a maximum iso range from 100 to 1,600,000.
UPDATE (19 Mar 2021): Ricoh Imaging has given users a guided tour of the Pentax K-3 Mark III, its long-gestating APS-C flagship camera.
Despite confirming in February that the body has been delayed, Ricoh is keeping the Pentax K-3 Mark III flame alive with this 20-minute deep dive into the new camera’s capabilities – including its top sensitivity of 1.6 million ISO.
Ricoh product planner Shigeru Wakashiro gives a top-to-bottom overview of the Mark III, taking in everything from the new image sensor to the improved optical viewfinder. If you ever wanted reassurance that the DSLR isn’t dead despite the mirrorless revolution, Wakashiro might make a believer out of you.
Check out the full video below – and don’t forget to hit the subtitles / closed caption (unless you understand Japanese!)