M43 vs SuperZoom

Started Jul 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
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Different perspective, first is likely the superzoom.

At the posted size and in such good light both cameras should generally do equally well.

The first image is taken at a longer focal length, probably with the superzoom to get more background blur. The longer focal length is seen by a part of the boat sticking out on the left side of the image despite the girl keeping her arms slightly further apart. The second image must have been taken at a somewhat wider angle so that part of the boat is obscured by the girl.

The superzoom would pretty much fall apart in low light, unless you downsize the images even more, like to 1MP or so. Sensor size and age do matter. Newer sensors are better, and larger sensors are better. I must say I find the m43 cameras and lenses to be a very reasonable compromise between image quality (including low light) and size.

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