G3 heralds the end of APS-C DSLRs

Started May 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 24,897
No, just like better aps-c won't kill ff

First, let's wait for RAW tests, probably story will be different, that's why the D7k and Pentax k5 go higher in ISO than 6400.

Let's wait to check other parameters as well, like base ISO DR, my bet is the G3 won't touch the performance of latest Sony sensor.

And one can be sure: the next APS-C generation of sensors will be even better than the 16MP Sony. Just like the next gen FF sensors coming from Nikon/Sony or Canon, they will be even better than present ones, already well beyond what APS-C can do.

Secondly, photography, especially for those that really use cameras features, go beyond pure IQ. The handling of a larger body with longer lenses, for example, cannot be matched by lighter cameras. Or when, for portraits, bokeh is essential and a larger sensor is appropriate.

m43 makes a point of being small, so I just ca't see many D300, 60D, 7D, D7k owners moving to m43 except for travel or when compactness is relevant.

So, all in all, it's good to have many options, I have contemplated getting a compact camera like a GF1, but instead got a D7k to update my D80 and will wait a little longer, likely will get a m43 or something like that eventually. For now, my APS-C bodies and lenses are doing a very good job:

D7k + 105mm f/2.8 Micro

D7k + 12-24mm f/4

D7k + 18-105mm

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