For years I have viewed and shared 99% of all my photos digitally — either on my laptop or my TV. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I actually printed a physical photo. My laptop screen is a 16:10 aspect ratio, my TV is 16:9. And the images my D-SLR camera produces? 3:2!
The 3:2 ratio comes from the very non-digital 35mm film and 4×6 prints (not sure which came first, but the fact that they match is not a mistake). Most photos now are neither recorded on film, nor displayed as prints, so it’s about time Canon and Nikon moved on.
I’d love to see a 16:9 D-SLR sensor at about 33M pixels from Canon, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. They are tied to the EF lens mount and keeping the 35mm frame in their digital pro cameras for the foreseeable future, unfortunately.
Oh well. I’ll still pick up the 5D MK3 when it comes out this Summer, regardless of the 3:2 aspect ratio images it produces.