Do you miss larger sensors?

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richarddd
richarddd Veteran Member • Posts: 3,416
Re: Do you miss larger sensors?

ChuckB wrote:

Foto4x4 wrote:

I had a RX10III for awhile and it didn’t take long to realise that if I was going to carry around something that big I may as well use FF gear. I know many here love their RX10s but seriously the RX100VI is every bit as good image wise and they ARE good, but nowhere on par with FF.

I'm not going to argue with you about your experience with image quality, but I have to say the to call the RX10 "that big" is interesting, to say the least. Perhaps the prime reason I have to use the RX10 iii is that it comes with a 600mm f4 (yes, equivalent I know) lens and weighs a couple of pounds. A FF camera with a 600mm f4 lens and tripod requires a sturdy manservant to accompany you as you search for rare birds. If one travels and photographs for pleasure the difference in image quality is much less than the difference in almost everything else.

The RX10 iii's 600mm equivalent has a much smaller aperture than the FF camera's 600mm. The RX10 has an aperture of 220/4 = 55mm, while the FF camera's is 600/4 = 150mm. The FF equivalent with the same aperture would be 600mm, f/11.

If you care about DOF and noise, that's a major difference.

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