Sensor for prototype

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by camerhoon, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. camerhoon

    camerhoon Guest

    Feb 27, 2010
    I know this is the wrong place but I know many people here are knowledgable. I NEED a digital box brownie. I could get one remove the lens make a mint and put it on my ep-1 or canon 20d, but I would really like a box brownie with a digital sensor. Does anyone know where I can find a sensor kit for protoytping such a gadget.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    I believe many years ago there was a sensor add-on for Astronomical Telescopes (To save image's)
  3. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Most sensors are going to be smaller than a 35mm frame. The Kodak DCS460 has a 1.3x crop factor, and would be the closest to an affordable digital back to experiment with. It fit the Nikon N90.
  4. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    What sensor size do you want?

    A Brownie uses ~6x6 cm negatives. Digital backs this big will cost you between 10-80k.

    You can get (much) smaller "board level cameras" (e.g. at Edmund Optics), but they are in the same price range as a fully functional consumer camera like the EPL-1 or NEX.