"Equivalence" demonstrated: Canon 5D and Panasonic GX1

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Andy Crowe Senior Member • Posts: 1,587
FF advantage mainly applies to high iso

There's no point arguing that m4/3 sensors are as good as FF sensors, because other than comparing old FF cameras like the original 5D they aren't. That's what you're paying extra for an FF camera for.

See this high iso comparison of the 5DII and the GX1

Of course comparing the original 5D does show you can't assume that a larger sensor is always better, it depends on the sensor tech too.

Also for lenses m4/3 lenses tend to have their sharpness sweetspot at larger apertures, so for maximum sharpness you may be able to shoot at f/2 on an m4/3 lens where you'd have to use f/4 for the same sharpness on a FF camera.

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