DXO: m4/3 vs. FF -- we have it good!

Started Sep 4, 2019 | Discussions thread
James Stirling
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Re: That dream has occurred a thousandfold...

Raist3d wrote:

spider-mario wrote:

Doug Janis wrote:

The real kicker though is price. They are 25% the size of the FF competition, so adding in capacity like 60fps, pro and high res, etc., is just masking the overall sensor issue. All mirrorless can or will have exactly this same features eventually if the market demands.

Can they, though? 60fps requires a fast readout speed, which is more easily attained with smaller sensors. The only FF camera that I know of with a faster readout speed than the E-M1 II (and yet, still no 60fps) is the Sony A9, and it:

  1. pays for it in terms of dynamic range;
  2. costs more than twice the price.

But the A9 is actually an EM1X competitor, at least for action. And it still keeps better IQ than the EM1X and better AF.

As for the can they? Hey, tech marches forward. Apparently the A9ii is coming. We'll see what they do and also if so, where the price of the A9 lands.

I think that is one of Sony's best tricks they keep nearly all their older models on sale at often drastically reduced prices. For those who do not absolutely need the latest and greatest it is a good way to gather converts .

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