Nostalgia for 6MP CCD

Epson r-d1xg

Epson r-d1xg

At the dawn of digital cameras, Sony released two very similar 6 MP sensors: Sony ICX-453-AQ and Sony ICX-413-AQ with crop factor Kf = 1.5x, which turned out to be quite successful and were used in a large number of digital SLR and (suddenly!) Rangefinder cameras, a list of which is shown below. I am sure that the readers of Radozhiva will see the names of some cameras for the first time.


  1. Nikon D100
  2. Nikon D70
  3. Nikon D70s
  4. Nikon D50
  5. Nikon D40


  1. Pentax * ist D
  2. Pentax * ist Ds
  3. Pentax * ist DS2
  4. Pentax * ist DL
  5. Pentax * ist DL2
  6. Pentax K100D
  7. Pentax K110D


  1. Samsung GX-1S (Pentax * ist DS2 copy)
  2. Samsung GX-1L (Pentax * ist DL2 copy)

Konica Minolta

  1. Konica Minolta Dynax 5d (aka Konica Minolta Alpha sweet digital and Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D)
  2. Konica Minolta Dynax 7d (aka Konica Minolta Alpha 7d and Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D )


  1. Epson R-D1
  2. Epson R-d1s
  3. Epson R-D1x / Epson R-D1xG

I am a big fan of the 6 MP Sony CCD sensor, which, in fact, was the reason for the search for camera models that were built on its basis. In my humble opinion, 6 MP Sony CCD in some disciplines will be better than the next generation of 10 MP Sony CCD ICX-483-AQA / ICX-493-AQA sensors.

Unfortunately, I cannot 100% guarantee that all these cameras are based on the Sony ICX-453-AQ or Sony ICX-413-AQ, but this is most likely the case. The fact that some cameras instead of a 3008 x 2000 pixel image create a 3008 x 2008 image is a normal circumstance. In the technical specification for this sensor, the recommended output resolution is generally 3000 x 2000. The number of effective pixels allows slightly varying the final resolution during debayering.

The latest model that uses a 6 MP CCD is the Epson R-D1x, introduced in early 2009 with a price tag of about $ 3000.

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Comments: 347, on the topic: Nostalgia for 6MP CCD

  • Ruslan Bond

    Nostalgic for my first D40 DSLR)
    The third was 5d m2 and I was just shocked why, with such an inadequate difference in price, I rarely took pictures from Nikon)

  • mariovel

    D40 is definitely the most pleasant color.

  • Eugene

    DSC-9897photo exchanger
    Nikon D80 and Zenitar M2s 2/50. Development in C1pro 12 (exposure, bb)

  • Ramis

    I want to buy canon 1ds, is it better than CDD?

  • Krzysztof

    Mój obraz ma 3008 x 2000 a kupiłem aparat to Pana artykule

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