Understanding Sensor Size & Crop Factors (Camera Lesson 08)

Summary: Ryan helps you to understand sensor sizes, crop factors, and why they matter.

Length: 5:03 minutes

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5 replies
    • Ryan E. Walters
      Ryan E. Walters says:

      It all goes back to film and what the original frame sizes were / are for film. Things of course get adjusted and modified to better fit what the technology can deliver, but it started with the desire to match film. 🙂

    • Tim
      Tim says:

      That is a difficult question to answer because it depends on the sensor. There are some great full frame sensors and some great super 35 sensors. Vice versa there are also some bad full frame and bad super 35. Also, quality includes accurate color, anti-aliasing, moiré, resolution, etc.


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