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

Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
Not sure about that, but I seem to remember the Four Thirds consortium settled on the format because it was considered the optimum sensor size to match with lenses that would feed light directly into the sensor and not at an angle; thereby minimising diffraction effects and suchlike.

Olympus also made great play of the fact that their lenses were designed and optimised for digital sensors whereas Nikon, Canon et al were using lenses designed for film.

I'm not sure how valid these claims were or whether some of it was marketing bull.
Mostly marketing bull I reckon! Apart from size (and cost) I don't see why any of those points wouldn't apply to larger sensors.
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