« on: April 24, 2011, 02:58:05 PM »
totally agree on the big-sensor compacts blindness
That's photo enthusiast think. Average people don't care about sensor size. What they want is something to post on the web easily (cell phones with cameras) and something that will make good 8x10/12x18 prints. A Canon 20D was good enough to do this. A Olympus/Panasonic m4/3 is good enough to do this.
Nikon and Sony APS-C cameras are 1.5x, Canon APS-C are 1.6x, m4/3 are 2x and the new Nikon should be 2.5x (rumors based on patents). Compare the lens size between Sony's E-mount lenses, m4/3 lenses and what should be the even smaller Nikon 2.5x lenses. For many people smaller is better based on ease of carry.
You can't put a 1Ds III with a 70-200 f2.8 into even a very large pocket. But why would you want to, if it is in your pocket no-one would see your awesome camera