MFT I don't get it . . .

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Tom Axford Veteran Member • Posts: 3,016
MFT is compatible with a variety of aspect ratios

Kazooless wrote:

Lastly, you'll note after reading these that 4/3 specifically refers to the ratio.

If you mean the aspect ratio of the sensor, then that statement is incorrect. There is a summary of the Four Thirds standard here.

It clearly states in Section 6 that the Four Thirds Sensor Specification defines the diagonal length to be 21.63mm. There is nothing stated about the aspect ratio.

The Micro Four Thirds Standard (summary) is based on the Four Thirds Standard for sensor size, but also explicitly states that the standard is designed to be compatible with 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios, although it doesn't mention 1:1.

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