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Re: If Sensor Size Doesn't Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One?

I recently had the pleasure (not) of having to provide expert commentary on a series of technical photographs taken using an Apple iPad. It really was not good.

Somebody from the shipyard had decided to document a procedure by photographing it with the iPad, but they had not stood particularly close when doing so. The photographs look OK on my iPad Mini but their quality on a 27" monitor leaves a lot to be desired. Despite the millions of pixels fine detail is nothing more than a mush! This probably comes down to the small size of the sensor although aggressive sharpening and compression and the lens design won't have helped.

Generally in life bigger is better, but as technology improves the 'critical mass' becomes smaller. iPad sized sensors still have a way to go, but for most photographic purposes the Four Thirds sensors and lenses are more than adequate and actually provide many advantages over full frame and medium format sizes.

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