The great sensor debate

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softmarmotte New Member • Posts: 13
The great sensor debate

I see a lot of discussion about sensor size and how important it is. The arguments tend to be about the technical and theoretical aspects of light capture, number of pixels and pixel size and their relation to IQ

I am going to throw something out there...For amateur photographers printing to 30 x 20 cm and looking at pictures on pc screens you cannot see any noticeable difference between a 1 inch sensor shot and an Aps c shot

There, I have committed sacrilege !

Why do I say this ? My motivation is that there is far too much 'you should upgrade/you need to spend more to get the latest kit etc'. My reasoning is based on the fact that most amateur photographers seldom print any larger and that indeed the vast majority of pictures never get printed. Secondly most pictures are taken in good daylight and/or with a tripod. This means ISOs of 100 (or thereabouts) where there is no discernible difference in IQ

Why do I say 'most' ? I look on Flickr and elsewhere and do a quick survery of EXIF...

I am not talking about semi pros and pros who need flawless ?? IQ to sell pictures, nor am I talking about specialist styles which may need high ISOs with little noise but I am talking about most amateur landscapers...Yes I know about crop factor but really ?

Anyone interested in being rude about my opinions ?

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