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How big is your sensor?

  • Medium Format

    Votes: 4 6.6%
  • Full Frame

    Votes: 38 62.3%
  • APS-C

    Votes: 29 47.5%
  • Micro 4/3

    Votes: 12 19.7%
  • 1”

    Votes: 6 9.8%
  • 1:2/3”

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Smartphone

    Votes: 19 31.1%

  • Total voters
    61

Darmok N Jalad

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What can I say? I’m a pollster! Pretty easy one this time, unless you had no idea there are different sensor sizes in cameras!

I’ll allow multiple choice since some might have multiple cameras, and I’ll leave it up to you if you wish to include your smartphone. I left that category generic, since there is some sensor size variation among smartphone manufacturers.

I can always add if I missed something, but I think I have all the common sizes covered.
 

mollyc

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Aug 18, 2016
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Can I vote full frame multiple times? :D I have three of them. I don’t think I can shoot anything else.

I don’t use my phone very often so didn’t include that.
 
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anotherscotsman

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Aug 2, 2014
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One Ff and one aps-c. In addition to being smaller and pocket sized (eos m3) I use the aps-c with ff lenses effectively as a 1.7x extender with no detriment to minimum aperture. Cheaper than the Canon 1.4 extender!
 

stillcrazyman

macrumors 603
Oct 10, 2014
5,467
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Exile
I'm back to APS-C with the Fuji XT-3.
I recently sold my m43 Olympus camera and lenses to fund the Fuji.
I do use my iPhone as well.
 
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r.harris1

macrumors 68020
Feb 20, 2012
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Denver, Colorado, USA
APS-C (Fuji) for travel+iPhone-in-a-pinch and FF for everything else. I am looking at MF options, just cause. I don't actually need it. :) Possibly an old p45+ or p65+ and a view camera (Cambo), or maybe a tech camera (Cambo again). While all expensive, the latter (tech cam) is quite the stretch when adding in lenses. The Fuji MF options are very nice indeed, and might be a decent option for a view camera but there are more lens restrictions than you'd have with just a digital back.

Right now, I have an x100f for my travel camera and I love it, but am looking at the x-t3/t30 for more composition options and because I occasionally want to get images of birds and other wildlife while traveling around the UK.

Gosh, this is an expensive hobby, but on the other hand cheap because it keeps me sane and human :)
 
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maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I have a M43 camera and generally I'm happy with the images that are produced. I'm looking at a compact camera and using dpreview's image comparison, I'm not seeing a huge difference between the OMD EM5 and the G5X II camera - at least pixel peeping. I know I can crop more aggressively on the OMD then any 1" sensor camera but I'm not looking to print my photos, most are viewed from a computer monitor or phone, so the its not something that I think will be too noticeable.
 

steveash

macrumors 6502a
Aug 7, 2008
527
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UK
Currently two medium format (one of which I should sell but don’t really want to) and an APS for versatility, attaching to cars, travel, family etc.
 
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kenoh

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Jul 18, 2008
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3x 35mm Film - a Canon AE1, Nikon FM1 cupboard finds and another that will remain anonymous
1x 120 Film Rollei - Beautiful images but hassle to use so special occasions only.
2x FF - the twins
1x APS-c -CL great small compact run and gun camera
1x 1" - RX100 MK3
2x Smartphone (work, personal)

Yesterday I saw a guy on Rannoch Moor in Glencoe, middle of nowhere with a Phase One and heavy tripod. He was sweating buckets and his wife was moaning about carrying some of his stuff...
 

Apple fanboy

macrumors Ivy Bridge
Feb 21, 2012
55,708
53,737
Behind the Lens, UK
3x 35mm Film - a Canon AE1, Nikon FM1 cupboard finds and another that will remain anonymous
1x 120 Film Rollei - Beautiful images but hassle to use so special occasions only.
2x FF - the twins
1x APS-c -CL great small compact run and gun camera
1x 1" - RX100 MK3
2x Smartphone (work, personal)

Yesterday I saw a guy on Rannoch Moor in Glencoe, middle of nowhere with a Phase One and heavy tripod. He was sweating buckets and his wife was moaning about carrying some of his stuff...
Come on. We all know it was you with the Phase One back and heavy tripod! ;)
 
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steveash

macrumors 6502a
Aug 7, 2008
527
245
UK
3x 35mm Film - a Canon AE1, Nikon FM1 cupboard finds and another that will remain anonymous
1x 120 Film Rollei - Beautiful images but hassle to use so special occasions only.
2x FF - the twins
1x APS-c -CL great small compact run and gun camera
1x 1" - RX100 MK3
2x Smartphone (work, personal)

Yesterday I saw a guy on Rannoch Moor in Glencoe, middle of nowhere with a Phase One and heavy tripod. He was sweating buckets and his wife was moaning about carrying some of his stuff...

Its only a mater of time before you have to scratch that medium format digital itch! Just let me know when you want to buy my old Hasselblad! ;)
 

mollyc

macrumors 604
Aug 18, 2016
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3x 35mm Film - a Canon AE1, Nikon FM1 cupboard finds and another that will remain anonymous
1x 120 Film Rollei - Beautiful images but hassle to use so special occasions only.
2x FF - the twins
1x APS-c -CL great small compact run and gun camera
1x 1" - RX100 MK3
2x Smartphone (work, personal)

Yesterday I saw a guy on Rannoch Moor in Glencoe, middle of nowhere with a Phase One and heavy tripod. He was sweating buckets and his wife was moaning about carrying some of his stuff...
I'm curious as to why you are keeping one of your cameras anonymous???
 

deep diver

macrumors 68030
Jan 17, 2008
2,704
4,494
Philadelphia.
3x 35mm Film - a Canon AE1, Nikon FM1 cupboard finds and another that will remain anonymous
1x 120 Film Rollei - Beautiful images but hassle to use so special occasions only.
2x FF - the twins
1x APS-c -CL great small compact run and gun camera
1x 1" - RX100 MK3
2x Smartphone (work, personal)

Yesterday I saw a guy on Rannoch Moor in Glencoe, middle of nowhere with a Phase One and heavy tripod. He was sweating buckets and his wife was moaning about carrying some of his stuff...

I think I'm experiencing sensor envy.
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What can I say? I’m a pollster! Pretty easy one this time, unless you had no idea there are different sensor sizes in cameras!

I’ll allow multiple choice since some might have multiple cameras, and I’ll leave it up to you if you wish to include your smartphone. I left that category generic, since there is some sensor size variation among smartphone manufacturers.

I can always add if I missed something, but I think I have all the common sizes covered.

APS fro me (Nikon D7000 and a D50 as my "i'm okay if it gets banged up" body.) I use both FX and DX glass.
Hopefully my budget will allow an FF after the kids are out of college.
 

Darmok N Jalad

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Original poster
Sep 26, 2017
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I almost didn't put MF on the poll as an option, but I figured we may a few high-rollers out there. ;) This is definitely a FF and APS-C crowd!

I'm still pretty sold on M43. It's a great blend of size, weight, and price for what is basically a hobby for me. I think I've started to become a bit of a LUMIX enthusiast, too. The GX85 was too small for my fat hands, the FZ1000 is a great bridge camera, but the G85 just has a great quality feel that is "just right." I would someday maybe want to move up to the G95 or maybe even the GH5 or G9, but right now they are just too far up there in price.
 

tizeye

macrumors 68040
Jul 17, 2013
3,107
34,208
Orlando, FL
Full frame is a Sony A7RIII, crop sensor is Sony A6000. And obviously, an iPhone 6s.

One that I want to try that is gather dust on the shelf is the 120 film Kodak No 1 "Pocket" Camera.
IMG_2478.JPG
 
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guzhogi

macrumors 68040
Aug 31, 2003
3,754
1,853
Wherever my feet take me…
Sony A65 (APS-C), Sony A99 (FF), & an iPhone X. If I had the money, I might consider Medium Format, if it had builtin GPS. I really like that feature on my Sonys.

I know there probably isn't much market demand for it, but it would be interesting to see a digital ultra large format camera. The specs on it would be insane, along with the cost. But would be fun to see.
 

esskay

macrumors 6502
Jan 3, 2008
308
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I almost didn't put MF on the poll as an option, but I figured we may a few high-rollers out there. ;) This is definitely a FF and APS-C crowd!

I'm still pretty sold on M43. It's a great blend of size, weight, and price for what is basically a hobby for me. I think I've started to become a bit of a LUMIX enthusiast, too. The GX85 was too small for my fat hands, the FZ1000 is a great bridge camera, but the G85 just has a great quality feel that is "just right." I would someday maybe want to move up to the G95 or maybe even the GH5 or G9, but right now they are just too far up there in price.

You’re missing APS-H, for those of us who still have their early generation 1D bodies... :)
 

kenoh

macrumors demi-god
Jul 18, 2008
6,506
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Glasgow, UK
Come on. We all know it was you with the Phase One back and heavy tripod! ;)

Lol....

That would be a disaster.
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I think I'm experiencing sensor envy.
[doublepost=1566848170][/doublepost]

APS fro me (Nikon D7000 and a D50 as my "i'm okay if it gets banged up" body.) I use both FX and DX glass.
Hopefully my budget will allow an FF after the kids are out of college.

You should feel sorry for me not envy.... lol.. an addict is not a good rolemodel... :)
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Its only a mater of time before you have to scratch that medium format digital itch! Just let me know when you want to buy my old Hasselblad! ;)

Ha ha.... you have no idea how close I am to falling over that precipice...

I would really enjoy a Hasselblad so lets park that for now... :)
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I'm curious as to why you are keeping one of your cameras anonymous???

Fragile ego and can't handle peoples reaction to my favourite brand.
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Full frame is a Sony A7RIII, crop sensor is Sony A6000. And obviously, an iPhone 6s.

One that I want to try that is gather dust on the shelf is the 120 film Kodak No 1 "Pocket" Camera.
View attachment 854810

Nice, do it, put a roll through it....
 

mollyc

macrumors 604
Aug 18, 2016
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Full frame is a Sony A7RIII, crop sensor is Sony A6000. And obviously, an iPhone 6s.

One that I want to try that is gather dust on the shelf is the 120 film Kodak No 1 "Pocket" Camera.
View attachment 854810

My mother recently gave me her father's old Brownie camera. We dated it to 1921 I think (I have a letter that dates it, it's just not near me). The bellows are no longer with the camera and I'd love to see if it's fixable but I don't know anything about that style of camera. I never even knew he or she had them, but she also had an album full of images my grandad had taken with it. I'd love to use it also.

Fragile ego and can't handle peoples reaction to my favourite brand.

Well now you have to tell us.
 
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kenoh

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Jul 18, 2008
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My mother recently gave me her father's old Brownie camera. We dated it to 1921 I think (I have a letter that dates it, it's just not near me). The bellows are longer with the camera and I'd love to see if it's fixable but I don't know anything about that style of camera. I never even knew he or she had them, but she also had an album full of images my grandad had taken with it. I'd love to use it also.



Well now you have to tell us.

Do it... use it, try a roll of film.... I love it but it is very expensive to get processed here now - no space to do it myself.

The twins and the other 35mm film camera are all Leicas.
 
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