4/3 has no focal length advantage-correct him if he is wrong

Started Nov 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
Lobalobo Senior Member • Posts: 2,444
Re: higher sensor resolution (pixel density) gives focal length advantage

kociasek wrote:

Lobalobo wrote:

What focal length disadvantage? Holding pixel count and image
constant , larger focal length and larger sensor produces a better
image (better dynamic range and color) than a smaller sensor and
smaller focal length.

In most cases I'd rather have a 10Mpix picture made with Oly E510
sized-pixels than a 3Mpix picture (after cropping) taken with D700


Fair enough, but that's not your only option: you can take the same picture with the D700 and increase the focal length, eliminating the need to crop out pixels on the D700 sensor. Extra weight and expense? Sure. But the image quality will be better.

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