The Image Doctors #140

APS-C format cameras: Useful tool or orphaned system?

This week, we’re discussing the current state of APS-C format digital cameras. Almost all early DSLR cameras utilized a “crop sensor” format (meaning smaller than the 24x36mm 35mm standard format. The APS-C format offers approximately a 1.5x crop factor as compared to 35mm format, and has long been popular with nature and wildlife photographers for its “extra reach.”

Since the advent of “full-frame” format digital cameras, APS-C format bodies have seemed to suffer from neglect. Other than the Fujifilm system, which is entirely built around APS-C format, other manufacturers seem to limit the lens choices for their APS-C camera bodies.

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