A senior figure at Fujifilm Europe has questioned whether there is any need to push up sensor size to full frame.

Speaking to AP, Adrian Clarke, senior vice president at Fujifilm Europe (pictured) said the firm’s new X-Trans sensor (see above) is ‘performing not far off full-frame’.

Though Clarke said he has no knowledge of what future sensors Fuji’s engineers in Japan may be working on, he added that he hopes these will outperform full-frame.

In September 2012, Fujifilm technicians said they were seriously investigating the possible launch of a full-frame compact system camera (CSC) and were focusing on the sensor and processor that would be required.

However, Japanese bosses also indicated that, if Fuji did introduce a full-frame sensor, it would require a remake of the lens mount.

‘You’ve got to say, what’s the point of full frame when you’ve got an APS-C [sensor] outperforming full-frame,’ Clarke told AP.

‘The question is: who needs a full-frame sensor when these sensors are getting better and better.’

 


Adrian Clarke, senior vice president at Fujifilm Europe

  • peter scoones

    I for one need a fullframe sensor there are specialized lenses out there that were designed to cover the full 35mm frame. and the slr types will not permit their use. I refer to the excellent UW lenses designed for the Nikonos cameras there is nothing approaching them around at present and it is unlikely that there ever will be. What we would like is a full fame sensor in a body without a mirror. everyone who does UW, and thats a lot, would have ti have one.

  • Colin Raine

    Surely a full frame sensor made to the same standard & quality would be even better. Why limit the overall quality ?

  • Tony Perini

    I think the focus should be on the overall image quality and noise performance -(a combination of the sensor, processor and lens), rather than focusing on the size of sensor. A smaller sensor will also tend to make the optics smaller, simpler and less expensive to design and produce -which must be a good thing!

  • Ian

    Hi,
    Which sensor or camera is he speaking about when he says “You’ve got to say, what’s the point of full frame when you’ve got an APS-C [sensor] outperforming full-frame,’ Clarke told AP.

  • David Ryland LRPS

    Surely it is more to do with shallow depth of field and true wide angle performance, than quality of resolution.

  • Michael Wilkinson

    is he alluding then that medium format cameras and digital backs sre unnecessary too