Why a small sensor will give you sharper images

Started Oct 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Why a small sensor will give you sharper images

People have dismissed Nikon V1 as a camera with a useless small sensor. But then most people in the internet forums are gearographers and not really photographers.

One major factor in sharpness of an image is focus and depth of field. but even for close up such as macro dof is essential to get sharp images.

Lets say you have just bought a V1 with the 10mm prime. At f2.8 you have the same dof as F8 with a FF frame sensor. This means you can shoot at f2.8 and ISO 100 even in very low light and still have the dof and sharpness of F8! Not to mention you don't have to worry about mirror slap and the weight of a DSLR.

But forget f2.8, if you shoot at 5.6 which is the sweet spot for all Nikon 1 lenses, especially the 10mm, you have a dof of F16 equivalent in a FF sensor, which means, you can shoot landscape with really high shutter speed and never move from ISO 100, even in less favorable light condition.

For street photography, just use shutter priority and even if you have to shoot at F2.8 you still have the dof needed for sharp images with decent dof and zone focus space.

Small high quality sensors are the way to go. And Nikon V1 and V2 are the only cameras that offer that with the flexibility of a very advanced system.

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