Making a superzoom for a compact is easy, but for a DSLR, it's hard?

Started Oct 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
MoreorLess Veteran Member • Posts: 4,292
Re: Getting to the bottom...

Leandros S wrote:

MoreorLess wrote:

Leandros S wrote:

People say that interchangeable superzoom ("travel") lenses can't manage good sharpness, yet superzoom compacts do just fine in terms of sharpness. Why is that?

smaller sensors being easer to design lenses for

But why?

A smaller sensor needs a shorter lens with a smaller image circle, these elements make it easier to design.

Again though I'd say expectation likely plays into this a lot. A superzoom for a large sensor camera will be judged by much higher standards than a superzoom compact lens.

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