The real story behind APS-C versus Four Thirds versus Full Frame sensors

With digital cameras, many enthusiasts engage in “pixel peeping” contests to super enlarge and examine every image pixel for bragging rights over whose image is sharper or has less digital noise.

This leads to pointless debates over the effectiveness of different types of camera sensors that usually leave out so many details as to be, well pointless debates.

If you’d like to know more about sensors and other aspects of photography, read what a physicist writes on his personal blog:

When I hear people claiming that the Four Thirds format is incapable of providing resolutions above 10 MP, I just laugh. Then, hearing the same “experts” say that APS-C sensors can deliver such resolutions, just because they are bigger, I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Stop worrying about pixels, start thinking about lenses. Or just start thinking.

via Four Thirds Sensor Size and Aspect Ratio.

His conclusion is similar to mine, outlined in my last sentence here.

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43 Rumors – Olympus financial results not so merry

43 Rumors | Home. Questions arise about the financial results for Olympus. Thom Hogan, in a comment, notes that Olympus itself is fine – but the imaging division isn’t fine. And then there is Kodak … whose share price has fallen to $3.

Lacking consistent credible progress towards addressing their challenges, both companies have some huge issues to address to remain in their respective businesses. Who knows? I do not predict the future!

Interested in attending the NAB Show?

NABshow Las Vegas, NV; NAB 2008

The 2011 National Association of Broadcasters convention (or just “NAB Show”) will be held April 9-14 in Las Vegas. The entire world of broadcasting, radio, television, film production, media, related software, transmitters, lighting, sound, cameras, DSLRs, video, online media production – you name – will be in Las Vegas.

NAB is huge. Mind blowingly huge.

You can receive a free, complimentary registration as follows:

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