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

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
MatsP Senior Member • Posts: 2,250
Re: Pana is rumored to plan CFF (compact full frame) for post M43
The Achilles' heel in your argument is the assumption that FF system has to be bigger and/or heavier than an equivalent m4/3 or APS-C system.

The fatal flaw in your argument is that you're assuming an M43 system has to perform as well as an FF system. M43 buyers understand that it's a compromise and are quite willing to live with that in exchange for the smaller bodies and lenses it allows.

Yes, and I think serious m43 users are willing to do that compromise today after the appearance of the E-M5 and GH3. IQ today is generally so high that the differences between good m43, APS-C and FF bodies doesn't matter very much unless you make very big prints (and look at them at very short distance). The best m43 camera today is directly comparable with a pro FF only two generations back. If a 1DsII was the best a pro photographer could get five years ago, why shouldn't an E-M5 be good enough today. If we believe DxO they are very close in sensor performance, and the E-M5 has even better DR.

Still, if you are a sports photographer or shot birds in flight you may not be willing to do that compromise. But for most other purposes.

Regarding size: A classic film Leica with a standard not too fast lens is very small. But remember that everything is manual. If you want IS and AF and maybe zoom even on a small FF body, lens size will increase dramatically, not to talk about fast tele lenses.

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