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Old 12-25-2016   #1
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So a crop sensor camera like the 7D Mk ll can take photos at about 20 mp, but some full size sensor cameras can take 20 mp too.
So why pay for full size when a crop sensor has the same megapixels?

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All pixels are not created equally and a camera is much more that just the sensor.
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This explains the difference better than I ever could. Does Pixel Size Matter Clarkvision.com
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So a crop sensor camera like the 7D Mk ll can take photos at about 20 mp, but some full size sensor cameras can take 20 mp too.
So why pay for full size when a crop sensor has the same megapixels?
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All pixels are not created equally and a camera is much more that just the sensor.
Just by itself that statement is pretty much useless. Please explain, or provide links to explain.
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This explains the difference better than I ever could. Does Pixel Size Matter Clarkvision.com
Thanks, I'll spend the next week trying to understand all that lol
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Just by itself that statement is pretty much useless. Please explain, or provide links to explain.
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See link in post number 3.

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For me, I want a bigger sensor. I have both a crop sensor camera that's been converted for IR, and a full frame sensor camera. Full frame is the way to go if you want better noise capability, better resolution, better dynamic range, more control of depth of field, things like that.

Right now I'm waiting to see what becomes of the medium format Fuji camera. I like big sensors and large image files. I like to manipulate my images in Photoshop as well, and they just have a better look and feel to them. They hold up better when you really start to push and pull them. Well in my opinion they do anyway.

Crop sensors are fine too. If the 'benefits' of a larger sensor are not what you're looking for, there is no reason to spend more, carry larger camera bodies, bigger lenses, and lug the extra weight around. If the 'benefits' are what you are looking for, you don't have a choice.

With all that said, there is something really nice about grabbing a small light weight camera that is easy to carry and just go out snapping images. It's easy and fun.
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Maybe this will put it in perspective?

https://youtu.be/PHYidejT3KY
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Maybe this will put it in perspective?

https://youtu.be/PHYidejT3KY
Excellent video. but slightly disingenuous. The person shooting with the 8 x 10 made a choice to shoot on film that large right? Well what led him to that choice? The same issues as there is between APS-C and FF?
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Excellent video. but slightly disingenuous. The person shooting with the 8 x 10 made a choice to shoot on film that large right? Well what led him to that choice? The same issues as there is between APS-C and FF?
I think the point was that the difference between APS-C and FF is minimal because they are so close in size. Certainly not enough to be concerned with at sizes most people use.


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