What is size of your favourite camera sensor?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    As to me: One Inch.
    Pretty small.

    Kind regards, Herman
  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Even smaller: 1/2.3"

    Cheers, Jock
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  3. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    One pixel. On or Off. No shades of gray for me. :smile:

    Seriously, mu43. I have smaller sensor cameras and like them very much, but mu43 is the sweet spot for me.
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  4. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    10" x 8"
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  5. grillec

    grillec Veteran

    Jan 16, 2014

    small enough for a Ricoh GR compact case and good enough image quality like a Merrill Foveon or Fuji X sensor
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    for the bulk of my photography, I prefer APS-C. For tele and macro, I prefer 1 inch or 1/2.3
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  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    I'm always striving for / dreaming of wide angle and shallow DOF, so for me, the larger the sensor the better - or a smaller sensor with super fast lens. Unfortunately both large sensor nor super fast lens tend to make for large cameras/lenses, and that's contrary to my other wish: a camera that basically disappears when I'm not using it.

    I think the rumored sony 2/3" type curved sensor with a lens of ~21mm f/3 equivalent might meet my minimum criteria for DOF control, and it's obviously very small (smartphone), so if the lens is right, there's no real need for me to have a larger sensor than that. Still, if I were to design a camera/lens combo myself, it'd probably be APS-C at least.
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  8. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
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  9. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Most full 35mm size for me now days. Either digital Nikon FX or Film!
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