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 wrotniak.net: Four Thirds Sensor Size and Aspect Ratio.
His conclusion is similar to mine, outlined in my last sentence here.
- The Pros and Cons of Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds (brighthub.com)
- Learning to Read Detailed Digital Camera Specifications (brighthub.com)
- Difference Between Full Frame and Cropped Sensor Cameras (brighthub.com)
- The Four Thirds System – Bringing SLRs into the Digital Age (brighthub.com)
- Award-winning Micro Four Thirds Cameras (brighthub.com)