Small sensor challenge

Biro

Super Moderator
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
Yep. I guess I've gotten away from small sensors since I originally created this thread. I liked the X30 a lot, and its form factor had a lot to recommend it, but I get better imagery with the X-T2 or X100S these days.
I agree. I hated to let my X30 go but I have other cameras - even other compacts - that can do so much more. A pity Fuji never bothered bringing out a camera with a one-inch sensor. Meanwhile, I'm set for full-frame, APS-C and micro four-thirds. It's more than enough.
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Since I am not a professional, nor do I print anymore, I am quite happy with any small sensor. I tend to prefer larger but small also equals lightweight for me (unless, of course, I buy that P950 in which case its definitely NOT light). Posting on facebook or in flickr, or here... I have no need of anything “better” than my current crop. I dont have any MFT except the LX100, and I dont have anything full frame (even though I lust after it)... doing OK with what I have.

FZ1000 at full stretch (146/400mm) and at a guess, 70m from the subject. Its fine, for what I do :)
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Biro

Super Moderator
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
I bought a used X20 a few years ago. It’s such a fun camera to use. Maybe we need to do a small sensor “Singles in . . .” Challenge. It’s hard to grab it when it’s next to the XE3 and then you let the battery go dead.
That's exactly it. A one-inch sensored camera might do the trick. But if you, like me, have an X-E3 at the ready, the old 2/3-inch sensor tends to get left behind. But I do still have an old X10 in the closet. So if we ever do such a challenge...
 

Tilman Paulin

Top Veteran
Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
How different are they in size?
The X10/20/30 were never the smallest, but once you add an equivalent lens to the X-E3, is it going to be pretty large?

But then again, if the X10/20/30 aren't really pocketable and you need a bag to carry anyway - might as well take the bigger camera?

Just rambling and thinking loud here... :)
 

MoonMind

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Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
I did a "Single in" (January, most probably) with the Nikon 1 V1 and would pick it again without hesitation; I also wouldn't have any reservations about using the FZ1000 - in fact, way too easy, not a challenge at all. *Smaller* than 1", now, *that* would be a real challenge, especially if we coupled it with mandatory night shooting :p

I still have a Canon IXUS 132 (I think the series was called ELPH in the U.S.) - 1/2.3" sensor, 16MP CCD(!), hence confetti galore at ISO 400 (my Google Pixel (I) has a *much* better sensor). Oh, and of course, no RAW, just JPEGs; what you see is unfortunately exactly what you get. Not too shabby in good light, and super-small for a camera that offers a 28-224mm-e zoom - but a dinky flash, a small, coarse screen ... That wouldn't be a challenge, it'd be a chore.

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tonyturley

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Nov 24, 2014
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Tony
How different are they in size?
The X10/20/30 were never the smallest, but once you add an equivalent lens to the X-E3, is it going to be pretty large?

But then again, if the X10/20/30 aren't really pocketable and you need a bag to carry anyway - might as well take the bigger camera?

Just rambling and thinking loud here... :)
Here ya go . . .

 

MoonMind

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Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
Sue (@kyteflyer) made me do it. 2007 Nikon P50 (1/2.5"); pretty nice at base ISO. I got a couple at higher ISOs, nothing to show, though. The camera seem extremely reluctant to go above ISO 500, and I can see why ... (also spotted some really strange ISO values ...). I think Fujifilm made some very nice small sensors back in the day. At least the Nikon P50 can't compete, and the much newer Canon IXUS 132 can't, either.

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(Shadow crunched by forum compression ... I'll try again with an image resized on my computer tomorrow; time for bed ...)

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