When you're first starting out in photography, you might hear about "crop" and "full-frame" cameras and wonder what the differences and advantages and disadvantages of each are. This quick and helpful video will tell you what you need to know in just two minutes.
Coming to you from David Bergman of Adorama TV, this great video discusses the differences between crop-sensor and full-frame cameras. Simply put, crop sensors are those that are smaller than a standard 35mm sensor, which measures 36mm x 24mm. The different sizes of sensors have practical consequences on your shooting workflow and lens choices. They also affect technical issues like noise, though smaller sensors do provide some advantages, namely smaller bodies and more focal length reach. They also tend to be cheaper than their full-frame counterparts, and many professionals use a crop-sensor camera as their main body or as a supplemental camera for certain situations. In fact, Fuji's X series is a highly successful and respected line of crop-sensor cameras that many pros have embraced. Nonetheless, every photographer has different needs and desires. Give the video above a watch for the full rundown.