In recent years, we have seen budget full frame cameras become more affordable while medium format prices have become competitive with upper-level full frame options. At the same time, APS-C cameras have continued to grow in capabilities and performance, and micro four thirds is enjoying a resurgence. So, should a new photographer follow the old wisdom of using a larger sensor for the best image quality or consider the benefits of a smaller system? This great video makes a case for the latter.
Coming to you from Robin Wong, this interesting video makes a case for using smaller camera systems, like those from Fujifilm and OM System. It used to be that if you wanted professional image quality, you prioritized sensor size above almost everything else. However, in recent years, the image quality we have seen from APS-C and micro four thirds cameras has gotten to the point that the difference is often negligible in a lot of situations. And as such, it is worth considering the advantages of these smaller systems. Perhaps the most obvious are their smaller footprints and weights, but there is much more to it than portability. Both Fujifilm and OM System offer robust user experiences and feature sets that can't be found on any other cameras, and you may find that those better suit your needs and desires than any full frame or medium format system. Check out the video above for Wong's full thoughts.