Aps-c is old and funky...why does everyone here call digital cameras aps-c?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    APS-C was actually pretty advanced compared to regular 35mm film. Yes, it was a smaller size but it recorded data on a magnetic channel, much like exif data of todays digital cameras.

    The film could be rewound, taken out of the camera, reinserted and the camera would go to the previous position and resume shooting.

    All of these things make it more advanced than its 35mm cousins, yet you call it funky.

    To answer your question directly (from the link you provided) digital cameras "...contain imaging sensors that are (very) roughly equivalent to their respective film dimensions..." of APS film.

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't you think that the old, funky and grouchy photographers around here know what APS-C is? Many of us have probably shot that format before.

    What would you have us call it to differentiate between the smaller sensor size and the full frame sensor?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The two most used size of sensor in DSLR cameras are aps-c and full frame. The terms just relate to the size of the sensor as they compare to certain film formats. "Full frame" cameras are about the same size as 35mm film.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the sensors in the DSLR cameras is about the same size as the APS film frame.

    You are welcome to change the terminolgy if it suits you.

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