Is there an advantage to the 1" sensor? Opinions requested.

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is there an advantage to the 1" sensor? Opinions requested.
In reply to Jerry R, Dec 12, 2012

Jerry R wrote:

I have been experimenting with cropping images to "increase the FOV / equivalent FL".

For example if the image is cropped by 50% in length and with a 4 meg images results with the FOV of a lens with twice the focal length. This is the same FOV of a 1" sensor. The Nikon V1 would produce the same image as the cropped 4 meg but would be 10 megs.

Take a look at these images from a safari taken with the Nikon V1.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50442032

Thinking of getting the V1 ($300 with 10-30mm lens and $200 for an adaptor for Nikon lenses that supports AF & AE).

Do you think this is a sensible alternative to the NEX C3 with an adaptor for Nikon lenses and cropping?

Well, I think using the right lens is the best way, but if you are at the limit then cropping is fine.  The V1 looks like a great deal for a crop sensor camera that has fast AF with many Nikon lenses.

That being said you can always crop a larger sensor, but can't do the reverse.  The issue with the V1 is the small sensor means even a 35mm f/1.8 is equivalent to a full frame with a 95mm f/4.8.  So the main benefit to this type of sensor is if you want telephoto with physically short lenses.

I think the V1 would be nice for someone wanting fast AF in good light and high frame rates, etc.  I think the NEX is more flexible overall with the larger sensor.

Eric

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