Small-sensor + Long lens combo, is the Nikon 1 the best choice?

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D Cox
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Re: Small-sensor + Long lens combo, is the Nikon 1 the best choice?
In reply to John Sheehy, 8 months ago

John Sheehy wrote:

frank-in-toronto wrote:

i use the v1 along with my d600. the difference in iq is HUGE. however, for small web posts, the v1 is fine. for anything large, printed or cropped, it's junk.

You know what's really junk? A v1-size crop from a DSLR, compared to the same lens using a v1.

The pixel pitch of the v1 is 3.4 microns, while that of the NEX-7 (which has 24 Megapixels on APS-C) is 3.9 microns.

So a given image of a bird, using the same lens on both cameras, will have about 32% more pixels on the v1. The advantage of the bigger sensor is that you get a wider angle of view, so aiming is easier.

Pixel pitch is what matters with very long lenses. A FF sensor with the same pitch as the v1 would be ideal.

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