Is FF sensors going to slowly phase out?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Erik Magnuson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,237
Re: Is FF sensors going to slowly phase out?
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EinsteinsGhost wrote:

How so? Canon 6D and Nikon D600 simply follow the formula that Sony A850 did four years ago. The price has pretty much stayed put. However, more important is the price of lenses themselves.

Exactly - an FF system is now more affordable because so many already have Canon/Nikon lenses, flashes, etc.  (Actually, if you include the free or rebated accessory incentives of Dec 2012, prices of the 5DII and D600 dropped below A850 levels.)

Solely looking at results, if APS-C and smaller sensors keep getting better, we're looking at focus shifting at other areas, including cost and convenience.

Sensors of all sizes are getting better.  New capabilities open up new frontiers, i.e. shooting wildlife at dawn or dusk, shooting by candle light, etc.

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