Are Sales Proving That Full Frame Is Beating Small Sensor Cameras?

What do all these full frame cameras entering the market mean for small sensor cameras?

Everyone can say that full frame cameras are good, and that smaller sensors don’t make much of a difference, but it seems like manufacturers have a different idea. They’re flooding the market with full frame cameras while there haven’t been many APS-C launches. With so many full frame cameras in the market, why would anyone necessarily go APS-C at the prices they’re at right now? Fujifilm is a welcome exception with the rendering of the X Trans sensor and its stunning lenses. But manufacturers probably see something different. Possibly, more and more people want full frame, so to make more money, why not put more out there? Indeed, there’s a lot of full frame cameras. And in our last episode of Pro Camera Reviews, we broke it all down.

In This Episode

What Do All These Full Frame Cameras Mean for Smaller Sensors?: For the last few years, camera manufacturers have been focusing on premium, high-end mirrorless cameras like the Sony a7r series, the Nikon z6 and z7, the Panasonic S1 and S1R, and the Canon R series. But now they have all turned their attention to the entry-level market. We have heard rumblings of an entry-level Sony a5, we know about the Canon RP and the new Nikon Z5, and Panasonic just announced they are revealing their new entry-level Full-Frame Lumix S5 on September 2nd. These cameras are exciting, but what will this mean for smaller sensor cameras? Will Micro Four Thirds be run out of town?

On the Next Pro Camera Reviews

Photography Trends That Need to Die: New trends in photography are a fantastic thing. Trends show that someone was creative and original enough for their new technique or unique style to become popular with the masses. Still, some trends outstay their welcome. A recent comment left on our Facebook page made me realize that trends, while good, can also do harm. I can say I have fallen victim to some of these trends, and we’re sure you have too. In this segment, we will talk about a few trends that took the photography world by storm not long ago. However, due to overuse, these trends need to die so that people’s eyes can be opened to new possibilities.

Final Thoughts on the Canon EOS R5: Editor in Chief Chris Gampat has spent a long time testing the Canon EOS R5. Besides the colors, he’s in love with the camera and its capabilities. There are talks of overheating issues on the web, but they make no practical sense. Chris and Brett will discuss the camera that is surely Canon’s best. The Phoblographer’s audience is mostly photographers, so we’ve found that photographers care more about certain things than videographers do. And journalists will care about both. For all practicality, the Canon EOS R5 embodies the workhorse spirit of the DSLRs it’s succeeding. We’ll dive more into this in the segment!

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Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.