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Old Mar 27, 2006, 1:40 PM   #1
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What is meant by the expression:* "full frame", as used to describe a digital camera?
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 2:28 PM   #2
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What is meant by the expression: "full frame", as used to describe a digital camera?
It's a legacy expression. Meaning that IF you define the proper size of an image as matching that of the 35mm format of film cameras, then a full frame camera has a sensor that is the same size as 35mm film.

I find it rather annoying...:P

After all, all sizes are arbitrary, and since camera manufacturers are now making lenses to match smaller sensors, they are just as much "full frame" as a larger sensor. And of course there are entire OTHER formats of film, now going digital.

So in a way it's a meaningless term - BUT, technically, for the moment at least - that's how it's used.

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