Do you like the 4:3 aspect ratio?

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Tom Axford Veteran Member • Posts: 7,210
Do you like the 4:3 aspect ratio?

Although there are a few exceptions, most Micro Four Thirds cameras have a fixed native aspect ratio of 4:3.  (They may offer other aspect ratios as well, but these are all just crops from the native 4:3 image.)

Many of us have also used FF and APS-C cameras that have a native 3:2 aspect ratio.

Personally, I prefer to use a camera with a multi-aspect ratio sensor, ideally offering 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9 ratios that all use the full image circle.

However, given that most of my cameras have just one native aspect ratio, I prefer 4:3 over 3:2.  So much so that it would now be a deterrent to switching back to FF. I'm more likely to make the larger step up to medium format if I want better image quality (which at the moment I don't).

What is your preference if you have to use a camera with only one native aspect ratio: either 4:3 or 3:2?  Assume those are the only choices on offer.

I prefer 4:3
57.4% 167  votes
I prefer 3:2
22.7% 66  votes
I am neutral: I would be happy with either
13.7% 40  votes
I don't fit any of the choices above - in which case, please explain in a post.
6.2% 18  votes
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