Am I wrong about what "full-frame" means?...
I'm reading a book called "A Short Course in Canon EOS 30D Photography" (by Dennis P. Curtin" to familiarize myself with my 30D.
I found the following statement in this book:
"The Canon 30D is one of the first affordable "full-frame" digital cameras that lets you draw from a vast array of interchangeable lenses."
I thought the 30D is not a full-frame camera because its sensor is not the size of 35mm film. I thought the 5D and 1D are full-frame digital cameras, but not the 30D.
In the same book it also says:
"The 30D (smaller frame) captures a smaller area than a camera using a full-frame sensor (larger frame)."
This statement seems to contradict the first and indicate that the 30D is not a full-frame camera.
Are there two definitions of "full-frame" that would let these two statements not be contradictory?