Terry posted in another thread how she used the 100-300mm Panasonic on safari and was now testing out the Nikon 70-200/2.8 on the V1. I wanted to continue the discussion started by the following three posts without taking that other thread off track:
It's interesting to compare the 10MP Nikon V1, 16MP Panasonic G3, and 24MP Sony NEX-7. On the face of it, we have 2.7X, 2.0X, and 1.5X crop systems. However, if we crop the Panasonic and Sony sensors to 10MP each, then on the basis of the resulting sensor area, we get 2.7X, 2.6X, and 2.5X crop systems, respectively. Very little difference.
At that point, the effective reach is more a function of which system has a lens that can outresolve the sensor. Of course there are operational issues (VR, AF performance) which may prove even more important.