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Hi,

very often there are discussions on the net about the different sensor sizes and how much bigger is sensor x vs. sensor y. I remember an article/video from Zack Arias about sensor sizes and what in his opinion is really big. I liked this kind of perspective. If I find that video again, I will link it here.

So I got the idea to make a graphic sensor size comparison. I find it always easier to look at it this way, if you do not have the possibility to compare final prints next to each...
Google presented yesterday its new smartphone. The Google Pixel 2 has some improvements over the "old" Pixel. The feature that I find the most interesting is the "portrait mode".

The Pixel 2 has only one lens. But it seems that Google achieved an impressive software implementation to blurr the background realistically.

If Google achives this better than any other smartphone brand with only one lens, it shows us what can be achieved in the future of photography with real camera systems. That would "eat" one of the advantages (shallower DOF) of bigger sensor systems vs. smaller sensor systems.
Dear members,

sometimes in discussions in the forum, it is helpful to know which camera you are using, which lenses and what your favourite shooting situations are.

If you put all this information in your forum profile, it is a lot easier for others to advise you for specific questions you have. Of course it is also interesting to know with what each from us is shooting currently :)

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Very often I can read on the internet, that MFT or other systems with a smaller sensor are not as good as APS-C or other bigger sensor sizes just because of the inherent smaller sensor size. Of course there are differences. Of course bigger sensors have advantages regarding tonality, dynamic range, noise etc.

But the question is, does this matter nowadays at all? And if yes, when?
Today is obviously Fuji day! One announcement after the other. This time it is regarding its new medium format line. There will be a new lens. GF 45/2.8, other new lenses in the new roadmap and there are firmware updates.

Check it out by clicking here...
Fuji also announced a new RAW Converter for its X-Trans RAW files. The RAW Converter is called "Fuji X Raw Studio" and will be available at the end of November. With this converter, you connect your camera with your PC and the processor in the camera is making the raw-conversion.

The firmware updates for all current Fuji cameras will bring i.e. 4K video and teethered shooting to the XPro2 etc.
Next to the Fuji X-E3, Fuji also announced a new Macro lens, the XF80/2.8 and a new lens roadmap for 2018.

The 80/2.8 Macro is kind of big and heavy and not really a bargain...But it gets very good reviews... Size is 80 mm × 130 mm, weight is 750 g, filtersize is Ø 62 mm. Price: 1.299,- €, available in November 2017.

In the new lens roadmap for 2018 there is now a XF8-16/2.8 and a XF200/2.0. Discuss this in our Fuji Forum....
Fuji announced today the new X-E3 model. It has a 24MP Fuji-X-Trans sensor and offers also 4K video.

The hardware of the X-E3 seems to be the same as in the Fuji X-T20, incl. the 325-point AF systems. The AF was improved for the tracking of small moving objects. The price in Europe will be 899.- €, in the US also 899$

Available end of September 2017.
Sony announced a new type of camera, which they did not offer in the past. I am not sure whether action cam would be the correct definition. But it has many things in common with an action cam.

It looks like a GoPro, but unfortunately does not have internal 4K video. It has 4K output. In case you have an external 4K recorder, you can connect it to the RX0.

But the specs are really interesting. Especially the sensor size and the lens. It is an 1 inch sensor and a Zeiss FFL of 24mm/F4.0....
So the successor of the OM E-M10 MkII is finally announced. At no surprise, it is called MKIII.

There are some minor improvements but on the whole it rather seems disappointing. For 649.- USD, I would have expected more.

From the outside you will have a hard time to see the differences.
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