Full frame versus cropped sensor…an interesting accessment

[See also my related post: Full Frame, Cropped Sensor and Depth of Field for Dummies…like me]

Since I am toying with the idea of maybe moving to a full frame camera, I found this article very insightful. It has given me great pause in the decision. Here are some of the things I gleaned:

  1. Camera technology has come so far that the real world difference between full frame and cropped sensor is not very much.
  2. Full frame is one stop better in high ISO shooting
  3. Full frame is better in low light
  4. Full frame is better if you print large images trying to squeeze every pixel of data out of a picture you can
  5. Cropped sensor has a 1.5x higher pixel density on a distant subject with the same lens

I would honestly say that I would rarely benefit from the full frame’s advantages. I guess in the end, no matter what format you use, you have to buy fast quality lens.

DX vs FX Again

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