* Posts by Purple Fringing

5 posts • joined 23 Jul 2012

Canon debuts EOS M compact system camera

Purple Fringing

Re: Why not Sony or Oly?

"APS, FF don't change the maths of optics and vision"

If you'd care to read the article again, I think you'll find that is exactly what they do.

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Purple Fringing

Re: Why not Sony or Oly?

@Anonymous Coward,

No, Shorter focal length lenses on a smaller sensor do not give the same control over depth of field that an "equivalent" focal length will give on a larger sensor camera.

For an extensive discussion on the pros and cons of various sensor sizes see this...

http://www.sansmirror.com/articles/pick-a-size.html

I do agree with your comments about portability. I would love everything in a small, pocketable package. However, I can't agree that the image quality achievable from a m4/3 in any way rivals a full frame sensor. I'd love to see a FF sensor in a more compact body - I suppose the Leica M9 is currently the smallest option but, as you say, progress is slow.

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Purple Fringing

Re: Why not Sony or Oly?

Bigger sensors provide a larger light gathering area and a better signal to noise ratio for a given light level.

Bigger sensors allow for longer focal length lenses for a given angle of view and so provide the photographer with better control over depth of field.

If they wer'n't any better then why would "professional" cameras have significantly larger sensors than even "enthusiast" DSLRs let alone consumer compacts?

Sorry, but I think you'll find that it is in fact your own ignorance which is looking just a little over exposed. (pun intended)

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Purple Fringing

Why not Sony or Oly?

You'd pick this over the Sony because the Sony lenses are nothing to write home about - I'm expecting a lot better from Canon.

You'd pick this over the Olympus (or any m4/3 body) because the sensor is physically bigger (and therefore better)

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Pentax K-01 16Mp APS-C hybrid camera review

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Re: Maybe it's just me but the main reason behind getting a mirrorless is...

"excellent high-ISO (think of D800/5DIII territory"

The arrogance of utterly ignorant people never ceases to amaze me.

Dream on. Just because you have decided to drop your cash on this particular camera automatically elevates its performance to the level of equipment costing several time the price.

Now I understand the vitriol behind my comment that the new Canon mirrorless may have an advantage over the Olympus because of its larger sensor.

You're a fanboi !!! And therefore totally oblivious to the laws of physics.

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