m43 instead of FF

Started Nov 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Creative but crazy idea...
In reply to marike6, Nov 17, 2013

Assuming that Fujifilm wants to try to compete with FF camera from Canon, Nikon, Sony, what would possibly be gained by going to an even smaller sensor than the current APS-C sensors that Fujifilm X cameras use?

The two main reasons you offer are the fact that the current X lenses already cover m43 sensors and a desire to get more reach out of telephotos.  You do realize that the 2x crop will also make ultra wides like the 14 2.8 into rather pedestrian 28 f/2.8 lenses (with f/5.6 DOF in FF terms)?  So while the 2x crop factor of the m43 sensor could be an advantage for telephoto lenses it is a big non-starter disadvantage for wides and ultra wides.

Moving to a m43 sensor offers no advantage for IQ and many disadvantages -- significantly worse high ISO ability, less total sensor area for light to reach, and increased DOF at any given aperture. Not exactly a way to compete with FF vendors whose cameras offer superb high ISO ability and great overall IQ. And most FF vendors, especially Canon and Nikon offer large aperture lenses from ultra wide angles, to super-telephotos and everything in between.

So what you are suggesting is not even a lateral move, but a backwards move with almost no benefits. So it most certainly will not happen.

Anyway, creative idea but basically crazy talk (no offense).

Surely If you really believe that, then FF has to be the only way forward for Fuji film as it offers all your perceived important benefits in a similar size now mirrorless FF is developing. Apsc xtrans is dead if the majority of fuji users share your belief because FF from fuji IS coming..

Interesting times.

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