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- Aug 31, 2013
I think the 20mp, 60fps capable sensor is unfairly maligned. It punches above its weigh class, especially when the respective APS-C sensors have a slower electronic shutter readout (and/or with penalities like 1.25x crop or bitrate reduction):2) MFT vs APS-C. Canon is using smaller sensor that has less than 1,5 times the image area of MFT and rest of the manufacturers have a ratio of around 1,7. Here the latest sensor technology plays a large role. Without latest 32MP Canon APS-C and Fuji X-Trans 4 sensors, IQ difference between MFT and APS-C would depend more on the lens and processor FW quality than sensor potential. Unfortunately MFT is a couple of generations behind here as well on top of the area disadvantage.
MFT sensors date back from the time when Sony 6300 was released and as usual, Sony reserved the latest technology of the time for their own product. Despite this, Olympus M1 Mark II was more than a match to Sony 6300 in all areas, including IQ when it was launched in Septermber 2016. Problems started only when the next model, M1.3 was hitting the stores with the very same sensor in 2020.