The hypothetical TRUTH about the 1 inch sensor

If you are hearing a high pitched sound on the tv shots then you have super super sensitive hearing. Most people can’t hear it. Please try the version on Vimeo as I cut off the high end. Let me know if it works for you! 🙂

All video camera sensors are inaccurate in their naming no matter what their size. They are based on historical naming, not their physical measurements and that includes 35mm as that is based on the entire width of film including the perforations, the width of film that is used is 24mm.

In this video, I go explain how the inch measurement and all its fractions came about, why they are still using it, how they equate to real physical dimensions and why I think it is time to come up with a new system. I also take the Insta360 One R One Inch edition and turn it into an interchangeable lens camera to show just how powerful a 1″ sensor can be despite it being small. Funny fact! I totally forgot about the Z-Cam E2G which has a 1” CMOS sensor with global shutter and MFT mount. The funny part is I have one! What a muppet! 😂


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