Digital Camera Sensor Sizes
Our good buddy John brought up an interesting point over at the FPC Facebook page: there are photographers out there that “do not know the difference between DX and FX”. What John was referring to was Nikon’s designations for the cropped and full frame formats for digital cameras (you can read up on it here); as far as I know, Canon simply refers to these as full frame (35mm Equivalent) and cropped (with either a 1.3x or 1.6x crop factor). The image at left shows the various sensor sizes in the market today (Click image for larger view).
The difference in sensor size is very important to consider when selecting the right DSLR for your needs. Both have pros and cons that need to be weighed before making a decision. For example, the larger full frame sensor cameras capture more of the scene and generally perform better in low light situations. The downside is these cameras are generally heavier due to body construction and lens weight associated with those made specifically for full frame cameras. Conversely, cropped sensor cameras are less expensive and can make use of both full frame and cropped sensor specific lenses. Unfortunately, that comes with lesser image quality and not as many features as their full frame brethren. What kind of camera do you own? Do you wish you had a full framer? Do you prefer the flexibility of your cropped sensor camera? Chime in about it in the comments below.
There are a lot of places where we can share our images online – #Flickr, #SmugMug, #Facebook and the like – and while I have images on some of these sites I use #Behance as my go to portfolio for clients. Here’s a direct link to my portfolio there; feel free to share.
Where do you share your images? Tell us in the comments below.
If you’re like me, you struggled to figure out how to use your camera in manual mode. In an effort to help this I’ve posted a nifty little “cheat sheet” I found on the web. Have a look!
Right Click and choose “Save image as” to download.
As you can see, you have all the elements you need along with a brief description to help get you on your way to shooting in full manual mode. Questions? Post them in the comments below and happy shooting!
Michael Stagg, founder of the Flora Photo Club
My name is Michael and I’ll be your host for all the wonderful things that take place here on the Flora Photo Club blog.
If you’re reading this then I can assume two or three things:
- You’re from (or live close to) Flora, IL.
- You either enjoy taking or viewing awesome images.
- You want to improve your current skills or you want to share what you know with the rest of us.
In any case, welcome; we’re glad to have you!
Most of what you’ll see here on this blog will be member submitted images. Additionally, I will make announcements here, hold polls and provide information and resources for us to grow together as photographers. I look forward to interacting with each of you; feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions!