OMD with more MP?

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Re: feasible within noise constraints
In reply to Anders W, 4 months ago

Anders W wrote

You are right that there is still a difference of about one EV in base-ISO shadow noise (effectively indexed by DR) between the very best (rather than average) APS-C sensors and the current generation of MFT sensors. But if you expose optimally (ETTR), current MFT sensors are already good enough that this difference is hardly noticeable except for high-DR scenes where you have to push the shadows in PP. And for such scenes, you can often solve the problem by bracketing exposure and then merging/aligning the images in PP.

I'm already doing too much working around and stretching the PP raw adjustments to get what I want. m43 has to have real IQ before it makes sense, and it's just barely good enough at present to qualify in my (check) book. Go to 24MP now, and I'll sell it all and accept I'm going to have to put up with the size constraints of systems with larger sensors.

Seems a foolish move to me - If Oly or Panasonic really did this with current technology people would raise a storm. All you have to do is continue to engineer cameras over specification sheets.

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