Pana is rumored to plan CFF (compact full frame) for post M43

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
forpetessake Veteran Member • Posts: 4,965
Re: Why would Full frame Mirrorless affect M4/3?

Lenses would still be big right???

Nope, it's a common misconception. Compare, for instance, 35-100/2 on 4/3 and the 70-200/4L IS on 35mm FF. The size of most lenses is determined by the amount of light they need to collect, the same amount light - the same size of the lenses, no matter what the sensor size is:

It's reasonable to expect smaller lenses with slower apertures will be developed for compact FF mirrorless cameras. The bodies don't need to be large or heavy. The rumored FF Sony NEX-9 is expected to be the same size as current NEX-7, which is smaller than many m4/3. They surely can make it even smaller, but ergonomically even today's cameras are already too small to be comfortable.

Seems like 2 diffferent markets.

Not really, the same enthusiast market, and as costs are going down the sensor sizes are going up. And FF is not the end of this process. We'll likely see bigger than FF sensors making inroads into this market within the next 10 years.

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