Sony mirrorless FullFrame!?!?

Started Oct 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
sportyaccordy
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In reply to Olymore, Oct 6, 2013

Olymore wrote:

For the last 150 years sensor/film size has progressively got smaller, for mainstream photography, as technology has improved.

From large plates all the way down to APSC.

I would be more inclined to put a bet on 1" size sensors being the standard for keen photographers in ten years time. The current move to 35mm size sensors is a minor blip in that sequence due to the falling price of these cameras. It won't last long and is only affecting a small part of the market (up from 5% to 8% of ILC sales so far) .

In fact as phone cameras are improving at such a rate and as the sensors are the most efficient available, even smalller sensors will likely be used and software used to create the approriate DOF requirements.

After all it was only a few years ago that using software to correct lens aberrations was frowned upon and now it is more or less accepted.

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Problem with small sensors is speed and DOF. Only way I see small sensors proliferating is if they are made with in-body speed boosters to work with FX lenses. But an FX sensor is not really a huge part of the cost... no real reason to get rid of it.

I think there will always be a range of sensor sizes, but it will probably be limited to 1", MFT, APS-C, FF and MF. Each will continue in its role. I do think FF will become more mainstream/affordable, and cameras like the NEX-7, D71000, 7D etc will go by the way side

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