LensRentals.com: Sensor Size Matters – Part 1


LensRentals.com – Sensor Size Matters – Part 1.

A nice overview of the various sensor sizes out there.  It doesn’t seem like there is going to be less variations anytime soon.  Here’s 2 general rules:

1)  IF all other things are equal, (and that’s a big if), then a larger sensor has more surface area to gather photons, and should perform better in low light.

2) Smaller sensors will have more depth of field

Ah, tubes.  I remember being at a press conference, and having to auto register the tubes in my Sony Betacam by shooting a wire “In” basket.  I don’t miss them, but like film, they had a nice organic “analogue” feel to them.