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kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
24 Jul 2011 11:59AM
Does anyone know if Canon will be introducing a smaller camera body such as the Olympus Pen, Lumnix etc ?

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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
24 Jul 2011 12:44PM

Quote:Does anyone know if Canon will be introducing a smaller camera body such as the Olympus Pen, Lumnix etc ?


I think it's only a matter of time before Canon & Nikon start to produce these sort of cameras. They are selling really well worldwide; I'm sure they will not want to be left behind. It is rumoured that Nikon are already planning one for release early next year.


Ken
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
24 Jul 2011 12:50PM
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
24 Jul 2011 12:55PM
Interesting articles Ken, its a maybe from Canon then.....
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
24 Jul 2011 1:09PM
There`s also this Nikon rumour, if true it will be very similar to the new Pentax system and using a small digicam. sensor.

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/07/21/picture-of-nikons-mirrorless-camera-mount.aspx/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NikonRumors+%28NikonRumors.com%29
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
24 Jul 2011 1:14PM
A lot of interesting comments on dof with regard to size of sensor in that article Paul.
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
24 Jul 2011 1:26PM
Although its claimed a tiny digicam sensor will be used there saying it will have a crop factor of about 2.6.

But of course there will be no crop factor at all, the lenses will be designed for this camera and sensor, a little like 4/3 or M4/3, a crop factor only really comes into play if using a lens designed for 35mm.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
24 Jul 2011 1:43PM
An interesting article ( have you got a Lite boy ) and in the third paragraph commenting on the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 with regard to quote' pleasing blurry backgrounds'

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/compact-digital-cameras/olympus-pen-lite-e-pl3-review-50004251/
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Jul 2011 1:48PM

Quote: a little like 4/3 or M4/3, a crop factor only really comes into play if using a lens designed for 35mm.

So, when using the kit lens on PEN, there is no crop factor of 2x?
Carabosse Plus
13 40.4k 269 England
24 Jul 2011 1:52PM
'Crop factor' has become a multi-purpose term. Strictly it is appropriate when using lenses with a larger image circle than necessary for the size of the sensor.

But more loosely, it has become a way to compare with so-called full-frame cameras, i.e. with 36mm x 24mm sensors.
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
24 Jul 2011 1:56PM
Not really no, these lenses are designed from the ground up, there only comparing these lenses to 35mm.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Jul 2011 2:01PM
I am confused.
So, when using 14-42 on pen, you get wider angle compared to when using 17-40 on 5d2?
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
24 Jul 2011 2:06PM
No, because its not really a 14-42.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Jul 2011 2:14PM
In that case, what is it then?
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
24 Jul 2011 2:14PM
Its a 28-84.

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