What's a 1" sensor? 1.5"?

Started Jan 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
mfbernstein Veteran Member • Posts: 6,518
Re: What's a 1" sensor? 1.5"?

jmcarp wrote:

Geez, all this talk about sensor sizes just convinces me that the industry needs to come up with a more logical standard of labeling sensor sizes. The current system is totally irrational. Why can't they just say X by Y mm and be done with it? And maybe throw in the aspect ratio and crop factor as supplemental info.

Nah, too many numbers. Just use the length of the diagonal. That gives you the crop factor directly too, a nice bonus when it comes to comparing lenses.

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