Value Angle of Mirrorless Cameras Explained and Compared
At the last Fujifilm X summit (which we covered and sumed up for you here), Fujifilm talked to us about the “value angle”.
The value angle is not a weird concept invented by Fujifilm, but a factor that influences the whole design and development of a camera system, as well as image quality.
In short: the wider the value angle, the more precise and easier a lens can send light to the sensor. A wider value angle gives more flexibility for lens design and allows for more light and less digital correction.
As you can see below, Fujifilm X has a huge value angle and Sony Full Frame an extremely small value angle, which is why Sigma said that it is a challenge to develop full frame lenses for Sony, especially high quality ones.
Chart below provided by the German site docma.
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