16:9 and 4:3


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The Panasonic LX1 has a CCD format of 16:9, it has a lens equivalent to 28mm, does it mean that it has the same angle of view as a 4:3 camera with a 28mm equivalent lens? Or is it incomparable since they are two totally different formats?
 

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16:9 & 4:3 sound like talking about TV...

i know that most digital cameras (consumer) are based on 4:3, some have additional options of 3:2, but 16:9... i go see... LX1...
 

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i think from the look of it, it says that its using a 16:9 CCD, strange... but den again... makes me wonder... if 16:9 is to fill up 28mm, den when its for 3:2 or 4:3 which i think is only using the centre portion, isn't that cropping, if so, when using that aspect, is it still 28mm?

very interested to know...
 

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mayb nx time some dudes will make a round image censor? :bsmilie:
 

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so no one knows? But I'm pretty sure 16:9 sensor will definitely have more horizontal resolution...
 

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Del_CtrlnoAlt said:
i think from the look of it, it says that its using a 16:9 CCD, strange... but den again... makes me wonder... if 16:9 is to fill up 28mm, den when its for 3:2 or 4:3 which i think is only using the centre portion, isn't that cropping, if so, when using that aspect, is it still 28mm?

very interested to know...
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasoniclx1/
see the GIF animated file. i say this is extremely useful for landscape photography.
 

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The Panasonic LX1 has a CCD format of 16:9, it has a lens equivalent to 28mm, does it mean that it has the same angle of view as a 4:3 camera with a 28mm equivalent lens?
same concerns here... i was wondering if i crop a photo taken at 28mm from a 4:3 image to 16:9, would it be any diff from the full field of view from lx1? If so then i wonder why dun panasonic just put a 28mm lens on the cam... instead of all the hassle to make a 16:9...:bsmilie:
 

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From the animated GIF, looks like the 16:9 uses the whole CCD, while the other ratios are just cropped from the 16:9.
 

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