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Sensor Comparison Revisited: Does Sensor Size REALLY Matter?

A few months back, the guys at The Slanted Lens posted a video comparing the performance of various sensor sizes and it... didn't go well. The comments were filled with complaints (valid and otherwise) about how they'd handled the test, and so they decided to address some of those concerns and run a whole new test.

What Camera Sensor Size Equivalence is All About

Today we are taking a look at equivalency. Not equivalent exposure, equivalency. What the heck is that? Equivalency is a very, very complicated subject matter, but one people have been screaming about because of the last format comparison we did.

Sensor Size Comparison: MF vs Full Frame vs APS-C vs Micro Four Thirds

JP Morgan and Kenneth Merrill over at The Slanted Lens have put together an in-depth sensor size comparison that will definitely spark some conversation. They've compared medium format, full-frame, APS-C and Micro Four Thirds, in a side-by-side shootout—taking identical photos and making large prints to see how the image quality and dynamic range compares across formats.

Does Sensor Size Affect Depth of Field: The Definitive Answer

In this video, I’m going to put to rest this question once and for all: does sensor size affect depth of field? I’ll be physically taking pictures with a full-frame camera and a Micro 4/3 camera, and showing you the visual difference in a range of aperture settings. There are lots of theories and opinions on this but here is the definitive answer.

Sony’s Next RX Model May Pack a Four Thirds Sensor

Bigger things may be coming to Sony's popular RX compact camera line, sensor-wise. A new report says that Sony is field testing a new RX camera that packs a significantly larger sensor -- possibly a Four Thirds format one -- that would put it in direct competition with cameras like the Panasonic LX100.

Ricoh GR Digital V to Feature an APS-C Sensor

It may not be the most popular series of compact cameras, but the Ricoh GR Digital line has attracted a sizable cult following of photographers around the world -- particularly street shooters. From the time the original GRD was announced at Photokina 2004 until the most recent GRD IV, the cameras have offered smaller 1/1.77-inch CCD sensors. That will soon change: a trusted source tells us that the Ricoh GR Digital V will feature a larger APS-C sensor.

Sensor Size: A Relative Size Comparison Tool for Camera Sensors

Idan Shechter, the guy behind Camera Size, has launched a new website for photographers who understand sizes better through visual comparisons than through specs and figures. Sensor Size is a website that offers quick visual comparisons of sensors found in popular digital cameras. Select the cameras you want to check out from a couple of drop-down menus, and the sensors are displayed in relative sizes next to each other. You can also stack the images or display them in a 3D overlay for a better view.

Fujifilm Mirrorless Camera System Will Pack “Premium” Sensor, Not M4/3

The Fuji Guys sent out a tweet today saying that the company's upcoming interchangeable lens mirrorless camera will not have a Micro Four Thirds sensor inside:

X Series Interchangeable lens system not = M4/3 nor current mirrorless cams. X series will be "premium" cameras!

From what's being said, it sounds like the company is focusing on sensor size and image quality -- good news for serious photographers. People have been begging for an X100-style camera with interchangeable lenses since that camera was announced, and Fujifilm likely isn't ignorant of that fact.