Know better the full frame camera

Should we immediately switched to a full frame camera? If so, why should we do it?
Full frame camera, Nikon D600, Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mark III
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Full frame camera is a camera that has a sensor measuring 36 x 24mm, which is a measure of the film in the film era. In the era of digital cameras, many camera manufacturers are developing image sensors smaller goals in order to make the camera in a variety of forms, and can sell at a price more affordable camera. 

Technology sensor camera is smaller than a full frame and then getting better and growing. An example is the APS-C sensor (23 x 16mm) or four thirds (17.3 x 13mm), which is widely, used DSLR cameras or mirrorless camera that sold for between U.S. $ 400 up to U.S. $ 1.500. You can buy affordable full frame camera, the Nikon D600. The camera is armed with a full frame CMOS sensor 36 x 24mm, with a resolution of 24 megapixels. Nikon D600 priced at the most affordable price range when compared to full-frame DSLR camera Nikon others. Nikon D600 price is around U.S. $ 1,600.

In general, the quality of the sensor produces images with better image quality, but the size of the sensor that makes the physical size of the camera to be great, so did the size of the lens will also be greater, than the non-full frame camera. As a result the price of the camera is also very high. Usually the price of a full frame camera above U.S. $ 1.500, even cameras there are even models fetch more than U.S. $ 5,000. Can you imagine the price of the camera lens for full frame cameras, must be very expensive, although you can choose lenses that are manufactured by third party companies such as Sigma, Tamron or Tokina, so you do not have to use the original artificial lens Nikon, Canon or Sony.

Full frame camera is a professional choice

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Comparison full frame sensor versus crop sensor. Image: wahlmanphotography.com
Professional photographers and enthusiast camera weight will usually choose full frame camera.


Full frame camera has a larger dimension, because the cross section for capturing a greater light, so when photographing in a darker light conditions with high ISO values​​, then you still get a better picture.

By using a full frame camera, then when you use a high ISO such as ISO 3200, detail and sharpness are still pretty good, even in some models; the image quality is still very excellent at ISO 6400. On the other hand, in smaller sensor camera, usually ISO 1600 is the threshold between excellent and bad, that we cannot rely too much on non-full frame camera at ISO 1600; the noise began to appear even at ISO 800.

Dynamic range, i.e. the ability of a camera captures the light level sensor in a full frame camera is also wider than the small sensor camera, making it easier for photographers to capture gradations landscape full of light so bright to dark.

Full frame sensor technologies in recent years are also increasing. Say Nikon D800E or Canon 5D Mark III which has a picture resolution of 36 MP and 22.3 MP with the performance of the photos are very nice and sharp even with a high ISO, but you will be faced with an expensive price.

If you use the full frame camera, then you are easy to find because the lens has a complete collection of lenses available and of high quality. Indeed, these lenses can also be used on APS-C sensor camera, but when mounted on an APS-C sensor camera, no such thing as a multiplier factor (crop factor), and a wide view of the camera when mounted on a full frame camera.

Canon 6D, Nikon D600, Sony A99, Canon 5D Mk III, Nikon D800
The comparison of full frame camerasImage: gizmag.com

This may it seems trivial, but the wide landscape photographer lovers will be forced to use a lower-class lens when use the APS-C sensor camera. Moreover, the sharp the images full frame DSLR camera while wearing thinner lenses with the same aperture. Means it will be easier to make the background out of focus blur when using a full frame camera.
For example, if you want to make the background blur as the resulting full frame camera and f/2.8 lens, the APS-C sensor camera lenses are aperture (f/2.8 divided by 1.5 (multiplier) = f/1.8. And, four sensor cameras should be divided into thirds 2 f/1.4 and so on.

That's why a full frame sensor camera will still continue to survive and develop, especially among enthusiasts of professional and amateur photographers is quite high, and most importantly, the camera manufacturers will benefit by selling full frame lenses are of high quality.

If you do not have sufficient funds to buy a full frame camera, then you can be creative with other professional digital SLR camera, you can even create brilliant images using a mirrorless camera and Prosumer cameras. After all mirrorless cameras and Prosumer cameras, compact-system camera even has also armed with a large sensor, manual buttons and various support features so you can make sharp photos and can be included in the photo contest.