m43 instead of FF

Started Nov 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
bowportes
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Re: sensor size
In reply to alexisgreat, Nov 17, 2013

alexisgreat wrote:

For me, I will NEVER buy a camera that does not have a sensor that has a 4:3 ratio and I strongly suspect the last of the legacy film owners are dead 3:2 format cameras will die a slow death. Also, Olympus has some amazing features like pixel mapping and direct live histograms that make using full manual mode very easily- I will NOT buy a camera that does not have these features. Whether a larger sensor is made that has the same 4:3 ratio (I think Canon has one in one of their cameras), that's open to debate, it might actually be a good thing for a larger 4:3 sensor to come out. That aspect ratio is MUCH more suited to the digital age than these archaic 3:2

I find this amusing.

3:2 is closer to the 16:9 aspect ratio of current computer screens and televisions than 4:3, which is the aspect ratio of films from the 1930s and TV from the 1950s, and yet 3:2 is less suited to the digital age. Sheesh!

You apparently didn't hear the uproar when Panasonic abandoned the MAR (multi aspect ratio) sensor, forcing 4/3 shooters to crop to get a 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratio. Our Fuji 3:2 images have to be cropped less for 16:9.

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