m43 instead of FF

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mr moonlight
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Re: m43 instead of FF
In reply to Christof21, 8 months ago

Christof21 wrote:

mr moonlight wrote:

mr moonlight wrote:

What's the advantage of going m43 when you can just crop in?

The pixel density is generally higher. For instance the 55-200 mm might not be sufficient for bird photography. I would rather choose a m43 if it has also 16Mp, it will be equivalent to 270mm.

Wouldn't a better option be to just offer a higher Rez APSC or ff sensor for bird shooters?

More expensive...

Do you know any FF camera which has the same density as 1/2.3" sensors which has let's say 12mp ? The croping advantage of smaller sensors is a reality.

Price is definitely a factor between FF and APS-C/M43, but M43 doesn't offer that much of an advantage. When you look at Fuji's line up, the XA1 kit comes in a few dollars lower than their X20. If Fuji brought out an M43 camera I'm not sure we'd see that much of a price advantage. With the differences between the lowest priced APS-C vs. M43 cameras being less than $100, the price difference is much less of a factor.

As for pixel density and detail. It's a trade off. Lower pixel densities also contribute to achieving a higher level of detail. If you crop a 24MP APS-C camera down to M43 size, you still end up with a 12MP image. I can see an advantage if your APS-C is only 10-12MP to begin with, so cropping down will give you around 5-6MP, but once you hit 16-20MP, that advantage disappears.

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