OMD with more MP?

Started May 6, 2014 | Questions thread
Steve_ Senior Member • Posts: 2,869
Re: Actually...

Current m43 sensors have all that Canon lacks...

Current mFT sensors have less read noise per area than Canon sensors at low ISO. Other than that, what did you have in mind?

Technologically, current m43 sensors employ the same winning technology found in the Sony-based solutions on APS-C and FF - those same solutions that are making Canons look so dated. That is not to say m43 sensors can currently produce the same performance as their larger bretheren. One principle reason is already pixel pitch:

16MP 4/3 - 17.3 mm/4608 pixels = .0038 mm/pixel

16MP APS-C - 25.6/4924 = .0048

24MP APS-C - 25.5/6000 = .0040

36MP FF - 36/7360 = .0049

Given where m43 is already at regarding pixel pitch I can see either of the below an advisable or likely marketable solution.

24MP 4/3 - 17.3/5650 = .0031

32MP 4/3 - 17.3/6524 = .0026

Small sensors and high pixel pitches are not as crippling as they were in the past. But there are limits. We are already at those by my standards for noise performance. Come back in a few years and .0026 mm/pixel might be fine - I'm simply not interested now, regardless of how needlessly convoluted this thread has become.

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