Oxford School of Photography

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Crop or Full Frame Sensor?

“Do you know what size sensor your camera has?  A quick and informal survey of our readers leads me to believe that the great majority of you are using digital cameras that feature cropped sensors.  Most of the affordable cameras on the market feature the same, though there are some of you that might be fortunate to have a full framed sensor.  If you aren’t certain – and if your camera did not cost more than $2,000 USD – it’s safe to assume that your camera’s sensor is cropped.  The size of your sensor is an important detail to be aware of and every photographer using a digital camera should know what they’re using.  Most importantly, you should be fully aware of your camera body’s crop factor.   The crop factor affects more than you may realize.”.…more

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D. Travis North is a professional Landscape Architect, a Freelance Photographer and founder of Shutter Photo. Travis likes to photograph urban environments, architectural details and has a new-found interest in close-up photography. His work can be found at D. Travis North Photography

One response to “Crop or Full Frame Sensor?

  1. greg urbano July 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    i am thinking some day i will own a full frame or maybe even a medium format camera

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