How To Really Screw Up a New Product Release

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 20, 2013

2 years late and nearly 3x expensive as the previous generation? That will do it.

Unfortunately, pre-announcing products is the norm. Indeed, 3 months from announcement to shipping is common. Even 6 months is not surprising. A year becomes aggravating but 2 years?

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Comments (2)

What’s the relationship between the lens the pixel count of a camera?

I can understand that the Image Format, Mount, Aperture Range need to match the camera, but not the camera pixel count!

What would be the difference between a 1.3 mega compatible lens and 5mega one?

Good question. Rating lens with pixels is obviously technical incorrect, for the simple fact that lenses obviously do not have pixels. However, this is, as you mention, common practice.

Technically, the equivalent rating would be line pairs / mm (lp/mm) which measures how many lines the lens can resolved. This is actually closer to horizontal tv line counts which are commonly used for analog cameras (e.g., 500TVL, 600TVL, etc.).

The problem with using lp/mm is that most lens manufacturers do not disclose this. Instead, roughly converting that to pixels to use the more common, though imprecise term.

Bottom line, a 5MP 'lens' should have a higher lp/mm than a 1.3MP 'lens' but it is unlikely that the detailed specifics will be shared on data sheets.

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