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Does Sensor Size Matter?

Over the last year or so there have been some serious advances in small sensor technology. Can we still say ‘bigger is better’ when it comes to cameras, or are small and lightweight bodies the future in photography? David Hay explains a few things

When digital SLR cameras first appeared, a full frame sensor was considered to be the Holy Grail. This would allow digital image quality finally to equal that of 35mm film. However, rapid developments in sensor quality have meant that digital sensors currently easily exceed the quality of the same size of film. So what size of sensor is needed now for good quality digital prints?

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 26 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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