Olympus should use APS-C sensors

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rurikw
rurikw Veteran Member • Posts: 3,151
Absolutely

Matti Eteläperä wrote:

Though not an original idea, I think this is the way to go.

Pros:

  • Not stuck with the glacial speed of Sony's MFT sensor development
  • Theoretical possibility to buy sensors from Canon, Fuji etc.
    • 32,5Mpix APS-C is 20Mpix when cropped to MFT, this is well enough

Yes, now that such sensors exist, hope they can be bought.

  • Return of the multi-aspect sensor for MFT lenses

Not just return but expansion to what it should have been in the first place.

  • Third party lenses with APS-C image circles make the camera, well, an APS-C camera

Or at least close, depending on what the throat can swallow.

Cons:

  • IBIS will become somewhat less effective due to increased sensor weight
  • Sensors may be more expensive
  • Massive confusion on Internet forums over sensor size equivalency

That would be fun.

What's not to love (apart from the fact that something this logical will never happen)?

That's the weird thing about camera makers. They turn out the most incredible tech but when it comes to simple, logical thinking...

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