In the world of digital cameras, there are a variety of different sensor sizes. The most common of which are:
Crop Sensor (APS-C)
Micro Four Thirds
- The most traditional and similar to 35mm film is the Full-Frame sensor. Medium format is larger, but not as common.
- Medium format cameras and film are commonly found in cameras like Hasselblad and Fujifilm and feature a light sensitive surface that is about 1.5x larger than full-frame.
- Crop-sensors are referred to as APS-C and are 1.5x smaller than the full-frame sensor. With the exception of Canon that utilizes a 1.6x crop factor on their APS-C cameras.
- Micro Four Thirds is 2x smaller than a full-frame camera. This means that they often suffer in low-light conditions when compared to their full-frame counterparts, however, when shooting with telephoto lenses, they effectively double the reach of the lens, making them excellent for wildlife photography!