It keeps getting bigger…

February 15th, 2009
by Josh Zytkiewicz

…the sensor on my camera.  I haven’t thought about this before but it just popped into my head today.  My first camera was the Minolta Dimage A1.  It was a 5 megapixel with an 8.8mm x 6.6mm sensor.  Here’s an image from that camera.

Megan, taken in August 2006 with my A1

Megan, taken in August 2006 with my A1

My next camera was the Minolta Maxxum 7D.  It was a 6 megapixel camera with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm sensor.  Almost double the size.  A picture from that camera.

Allison, taken November 2007 with my 7D

Allison, taken November 2007 with my 7D

And then we have my current camera.  A Sony α900.  It has a whopping 24 megapixel sensor that is 35.9 x 24.0 mm.  Not quite as much an improvement between my first and second cameras but still a large increase.  And a picture from this camera.

K taken January 2009 with my a900

K taken January 2009 with my a900

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One Response to “It keeps getting bigger…”

  1. SB Says:

    I’ve been down the same road with both film and digital. My first camera (age 6) was a 110 instamatic. The next one (age 15) was a Nikon FG20- bare bones, but still a good camera. The next one was a Nikon N70 (age 28) – great camera still have it but rarely use it. My last film camera I bought was a Hasselblad 501C (age33). I love this camera and still use it for black and white photography.

    In my digital world, I started with a little Fujifilm 3.1 MP. After that one was stolen, I got a Nikon Coolpix 5700 with 5mp and an amazing lens. I still use it. I just got a Nikon D700 12.3 mp full framed sensor and love it.

    I guess my point is, we are evolving as photographers. I know that the camera does not make the photographer great, but a great camera sure does help. I hope you enjoy your new Sony and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    SB

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