MFT I don't get it . . .

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Tom Axford Veteran Member • Posts: 3,388
Re: MFT I don't get it . . .
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VertigonA380 wrote:

Sure I understand the ratio, but why didn't they just make it 1:1? I mean the converging lens would create the same image projection on the sensor, so why make it 4:3 and lose out? Or am I missing something technical in between?

Are you referring to the 'four thirds' in the name Micro Four Thirds?

If so, this has nothing to do with the aspect ratio of the images. It would be perfectly possible to make an MFT camera using 1:1 or 3:2 or 16:9 or any other ratio.

The four thirds in MFT refers to the sensor size, which is four thirds inches (i.e. 1.33 inches) using a very old way of specifying the size of sensors in television cameras by giving the size of the tube in which the sensor was located. The actual sensor diameter is about 0.8" in MFT cameras.

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