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Old May 12th, 2004, 10:24 PM   #46
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1/4.7 vs 1/6 ccd

The larger ccd has 66% more area, since it's the ratio of the ccd's areas ( .212^2 / .166^2 ) that we want to figure.

Which makes me ask: Don't the mfrs read these boards? 1/3 or 1/2 an inch is hardly a massive chip, even with allowance for the larger components around them. Having ONE model in a consumer line with such a chip should pull in sales for whoever makes it. It seems marketing at cam mfrs is more concerned about cannibalizing a very small % of their pro sales rather than pulling in many more buyers from other brands. Much like how GM was years ago. Even enabling the unused IR capability and converting it to B&W is worth something.
This is frustrating. I simply want to record video in ordinary, not staged settings - exactly the purpose of consumer video. Analog cameras of 10 years ago could do this. In my industry, a business will jump to fill a gap in the market. Here it looks like they see a need... and walk away. What's up?
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<<<-- Originally posted by Frank Granovski : 1/4.7" = .212"
1/6" = .166"

I don't see a big difference in size.
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Not big but considerable. 28% percent more.

At least a step in the right direction, instead of going down to 1/8".


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Old May 12th, 2004, 11:17 PM   #47
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This is why I'm hanging on to my 1/3" and 1/4" CCD'd cams, and no one's going to talk me out of it. :-))

.33" verses .25" verses .212" verses .166" - and the more pixels there are's the smaller they are's. :-))
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Old May 12th, 2004, 11:17 PM   #48
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>Is that a DV cam or a MPEG2 cam? If it's a MPEG2 cam it won't kill anything.

Wouldn't MPEG2 at 25 MBits a second beat DV at the same data
rate, both with the same frame size?
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Old May 12th, 2004, 11:19 PM   #49
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We all know about MPEG2's higher compression and lower playback resolution. :-))
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Old May 15th, 2004, 06:15 PM   #50
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gs400 is dv video camcorder from I read what George said in post.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 02:46 AM   #51
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Yes, according to those specs, but Pana e-mailed saying there's most likely going to be surprises.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 05:24 AM   #52
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So Pana indicated surprises after you told them about the specs posted on Guy's site?
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Old May 17th, 2004, 05:28 AM   #53
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No, before. I posted this on another thread. Wait, how did you know I e-mailed Pana about those specs? Never mind, I know. :-))
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Old May 17th, 2004, 05:36 AM   #54
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I assumed you did. It's what I would do just to let them know they are behind the curve - or provoke them to get some info out, if they have it.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 06:00 AM   #55
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You are correct, and I recieved a reply from them today. Good guess, Patricia.
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