MFT Users: Do you miss the shallower depth-of-field of bigger sensor cameras?

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dave Sanders Senior Member • Posts: 2,542
Always a little confused...

Great Bustard wrote: the persistence of these debates. I'm sure you're sick of explaining this over and over 

Well, the 5D has a significantly less efficient sensor than the GM1. However, if you do as you describe with the 6D, you'll find that the 6D has less noise, which is one of the primary reasons people choose a larger format. If you compared to a Sony A7R, you'd find not only less noise but significantly more detail -- another reason many choose a larger format.

Significantly? No. More? Yes. I shoot an RX1 and an E-M1 side-by-side all the time and the difference in noise is noticeable...especially long exposures. That 24mp Sony is a beast over a minute, no LENR required. Resolution? Less than I would have thought.

So when you say "the only difference" is DOF, well, if you're comparing a FF camera from over 8 years ago to an mFT camera from now...

Certainly there are other differences. Noise, resolution. How much does that matter any more? That's the question now as I think we long ago passed sufficiency in most formats. However, these DOF debates are a bit tiring...horses for courses. I currently have FF, DX and m4/3 in my arsenal.

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