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Full frame & crop sensor. These four words seem to spark a lot of debate within the photography community! As photographers, we are artistic, but most of us also have a technical side – we love our gear AND we love talking about it.
While some people may argue that you absolutely must have a full frame camera, that isn’t necessarily true. In this post, we will look at some of the basics of sensor size.
There are two types of sensors: crop sensors, and full frame. They are exactly what they sound like: a full frame sensor will capture more of the scene in your field of view, while a crop sensor will capture less.
The image below is an approximate representation of how a full frame camera, versus a crop sensor would capture the same scene.
As you can see, the crop sensor will capture a much smaller area of the scene (tighter crop!), while the full frame captures will capture more.
There are advantages to both full frame and crop sensor cameras. Here are a few examples:
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Anna Gay is a portrait photographer based in Athens, GA and the author of the dPS ebook The Art of Self-Portraiture. She also designs actions and textures for Photoshop. When she is not shooting or writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, and their two cats, Elphie and Fat Cat.