Is the X-A1 the right camera for me?

Started Nov 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,147
Re: Is the X-A1 the right camera for me?

bimbert84 wrote:

That makes sense. But how do you determine the crop factor? (I think) I know APS-C is 1.5 and MFT is 2, but what is it for 1/1.7? Given your example, I could discern it's 6.3 / 1.4 = 4.5, but how did your arrive at that?

The crop factor is listed on the far right of the table.  Otherwise can calculate based on sensor size.

My primary compact consideration is the Olympus XZ-2, which is f/1.8 - f/2.5, almost exactly in line with your example.

If you never plan to change lenses a camera like that might be a better deal.  The larger sensor camera would still have the advantage overall, but with all the discounts available on compacts it would really be tempting to get a camera like the XZ-2.

I also like the Fuji X20 that I have.  Better build quality than the X-A1, and pretty decent image quality for a point and shoot.  It doesn't have a tilt screen though.


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