Quick bit on mFT sensor quality.

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Quick bit on mFT sensor quality.
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I've seen a lot of posts where people complain about mFT sensors not being up to snuff compared to the competition.  The fact of the matter is that mFT sensors are state of the art and not lacking, in the least, compared to anyone else.  If any manufacturer is a bit behind, it's Canon (although they've largely caught up).

Of course, mFT sensors are at a size disadvantage compared to APS-C and FF, which puts them at a disadvantage with regards to pixel count and light gathering.  However, in my opinion, very few take photos and display them at a size where even 20 MP is anything but overkill.  Furthermore, for larger formats to get the noise advantage in lower light, they *necessarily* need to use a more shallow DOF (although the larger sensor size does allow them to achieve greater DR at base ISO, but, again, few make "good use" of more than what mFT offers).

So, the bottom line is that there's nothing lacking with mFT sensors compared to anyone else's sensors with respect to performance.  They are smaller, and with the smaller size come pluses and minuses, where anyone who has chosen mFT has found that the pluses outweigh the minuses for their photography.

In short (too late, right?), whatever difficulties Olympus is suffering are absolutely NOT a result of a substandard sensor.

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