Pana is rumored to plan CFF (compact full frame) for post M43

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Pana is rumored to plan CFF (compact full frame) for post M43
In reply to Sean Nelson, Mar 21, 2013
The Achilles' heel in your argument is the assumption that FF system has to be bigger and/or heavier than an equivalent m4/3 or APS-C system.

The fatal flaw in your argument is that you're assuming an M43 system has to perform as well as an FF system. M43 buyers understand that it's a compromise and are quite willing to live with that in exchange for the smaller bodies and lenses it allows.

Yes, and I think serious m43 users are willing to do that compromise today after the appearance of the E-M5 and GH3. IQ today is generally so high that the differences between good m43, APS-C and FF bodies doesn't matter very much unless you make very big prints (and look at them at very short distance). The best m43 camera today is directly comparable with a pro FF only two generations back. If a 1DsII was the best a pro photographer could get five years ago, why shouldn't an E-M5 be good enough today. If we believe DxO they are very close in sensor performance, and the E-M5 has even better DR.

Still, if you are a sports photographer or shot birds in flight you may not be willing to do that compromise. But for most other purposes.

Regarding size: A classic film Leica with a standard not too fast lens is very small. But remember that everything is manual. If you want IS and AF and maybe zoom even on a small FF body, lens size will increase dramatically, not to talk about fast tele lenses.

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