In this video I’m going to put to rest this question once and for all, does sensor size affect depth of field? I’ll be physically taking pictures with a full frame camera and a micro 4/3 camera and showing you the visual difference in a range of aperture settings. There are lots of theories and opinions on this but here is the definitive answer.
See for yourself and let us know what you think – Is there a difference in sensor sizes when it comes to the visual effect of depth of field? If so, does it matter? Is it worth the extra size, money and weight to get a full frame camera? Let us and others know your thoughts in the comments.
Images showing the effect of depth of field using different sensor sizes
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Marc Newton is a photographer, educational speaker, author, photography teacher, and the founder of The School of Photography. You can follow his work on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. This article was also published here and shared with permission.