Comparing sensor sizes among DSLR cameras


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Comparing sensor sizes among DSLR cameras

In this movie, we'll be looking deeper at the DSLR as gear that records video, including information about sensors and how they affect video recording. One thing in a DSLR that can affect your video is the sensor size, such as Full Frame, APS-C, and Four Thirds. We have those cameras here. Full Frame in this Canon 5D, APS-C in this Canon 60D, and Four Thirds in this Panasonic GH2. Sensor size, however, is not an arbitrary quality issue.

In fact, if you are shooting video in normal conditions at low to moderate ISO settings, you're not going to see any difference in quality between video that was shot with different sensor sizes. There are two things that sensor size really does affect. First, noise. Larger sensors have less noise but this is not a simple issue so I will talk more about it in the next movie. Second, sensor size affects how the camera perceives the world with a given focal length. This has advantages and disadvantages for the photographer.

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Comparing sensor sizes among DSLR cameras
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