Nikon adopts 2x crop

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
SHood
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Re: Nikon adopts 2x crop
In reply to marike6, Feb 21, 2013

marike6 wrote:

Aleo Veuliah wrote:

rhlpetrus wrote:

The D7100 has an extra 1.3x crop (x1.5 = 2x) that produces a 15MP RAW and for which the 51AF points cover the whole frame (the AF system uses the same algorithms as the D4's system).

It shoots at 7fps in that mode as well (6fps in APS-C mode).

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They have not adopt the crop. It is just to speed up the FPS.

Nikon doesn't just do this for an extra 1 fps, but virtually all higher end Nikon's like the D4, D800, D600 offer a DX (1.5X) crop mode. The D7100 1.3X crop mode has many advantages, and isn't just to raise FPS, but is extremely useful for wildlife and sports shooters.

D7100, 1.3 X crop mode w/ AF-S 500 f4 VR

The only negative I see is the image in the viewfinder will still be small, compared to mirrorless systems which could show the cropped view.

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