FF vs DX

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: FF vs DX
In reply to Vincent O'Sullivan, Jan 12, 2013

Vincent O'Sullivan wrote:

The D7000 has a 16.8 MP sensor. The 24MP D600 has a 16.2 MP sensor (in DX mode). The 36MP D800 has a 24.2 MP sensor (in DX mode).

On this basis, the DX D7000 has (fractionally) more "reach" than the FX D600 but a lot less "reach" than an FX D800.


How did you come up with those figures? The D600 has only 10.6mp in DX mode and the D800 has 15.4mp in DX mode.

(An FX sensor is about 864mm² while DX is about 370mm². So FX has about 2.335 times the area of DX. Divide the number of FX mp by 2.335 to get the number of DX mode mp)

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