Recently I was reminded again about how even our tiny sensor digicams are darn capable and even my lowly Canon G16 would probably have been a dream years ago for the famous photographers represented in this photo exhibition:Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Ageviewtopic.php?f=52&t=7965
I somehow get some pleasure (maybe even a perverse pleasure) out of bucking the trend in going for bigger sensors, more and more and more resolution, and chasing every little minute IQ improvement.
I use my G16 now sometimes and take it out on walks and through daily life when I don't want to carry the somewhat larger m4/3 gear. As I said, this G16 is in so many ways better than what most of the Magnum photos at the big exhibition were taken with. Fast zoom lens, changeable ISO, good ISO into territory that those guys could never have even dreamed of, image stabilization, pretty robust camera with pretty snappy operation, no bulky film to carry around, etc..
Yes, the Canon G16 with the 1/1.7" 12mp sensor, 28-140mm f1.8-2.8 lens, sturdy construction, pretty fast AF, etc. would have been a fantasy camera for some of the photographers that took many of the famous, classic photos we know.Man with his camel, Thar Desert, India, 2015 -- Canon S95