Today on our silly photography podcast, we eventually talk about micro 4/3 and sensor sizes in general.
A NAPfS member asked us to talk about sensor sizes and in particular Micro 4/3… We sort of did that. Recursive digressions are a thing.
More about Sensor & Pixel Size
Tony & Chelsea Northrup’s youtube channel does a great job of explaining many technical aspects of cameras. I highy recommend it as a way to understand the technology. Their videos also demonstrate why simple statements (as I made) like “bigger pixels generally mean lower noise” are dangerous because there are 100s of caviots and it isn’t that simple! Check out their videos below.
Pixel Size vs Noise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KYvp8PrCFc – They give a MUCH more comprehensive explanation of sensor size and noise. Depending on your goal and the details, smaller pixel don’t = more noise, but there are trade offs in output resolution, and other factors.
Sensor Size vs Depth of Field and Aperture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zN6NVx-hY – A good explanation of how sensor size and aperture interact to produce background blur, as well as similar fields of view.
Other Stuff We Talked About
Birds in Murphy Park, Taylor
George Brainard at NAPfS and his book All Tore Up
GH4 vs D3s For Milky Way Photography
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