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Micro four thirds or entry level DSLR?

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Ilovefood
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Message posted at 05/29/2011, 15:52:38 PM by Ilovefood
I am also a beginner, so I don't have a lot of experience with different cameras, but my refurbished Nikon D3000 from BH Photo works well for me!


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Neddog
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Message posted at 05/30/2011, 00:30:59 AM by Neddog

Originally posted by Bradcalkins:
Quoted Message: I don`t disagree with your excellent summary, but I think the G3 must have a different sensor. The GH2 is 18MP with the multiaspect, as you say, but the G3 doesn`t seem to be the multiaspect sensor. So while they are similar in size on 4:3 aspect images, the GH2 gets larger on the wider formats like 3:2 and 16:9.To further bolster the point, the GH2 has a slightly wider viewfinder (1.5 versus 1.4 million pixels) to show more when in the wider crop modes...




Yes, you are right... there are two main differences in the sensor used on the GH2 and the G3. The GH2 is an oversized, multi-aspect sensor which doesn't require any cropping to get the different aspect ratios like 16:9, and the GH2 sensor is also a digital sensor with Analog-Digital conversion built into the sensor itself. This is supposed to handle noise better by getting it right at the source.



The G3 will have a conventional sensor, which I guess you could call a budget version of the great GH2 sensor. ;)
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