APS-C mode vs Cropping on FF

Started Aug 14, 2022 | Discussions thread
OP MtnView Contributing Member • Posts: 770
Re: APS-C mode vs Cropping on FF

Tony Rogers wrote:

Gregor Samsa wrote:

I use crop mode (on the A1) when I'm shooting something small, far away. It gives me a magnified view in the EVF, so I can see my subject better, and I'm going to be cropping more than APS-C size anyway, so the crop is just giving me a head-start with the benefit of a smaller file size.

Also, with the A1, the AF points are reconfigured in APS-C mode. The total number of points remains the same but they get smaller so, in principle, there might be an AF adavantage in situations where a smaller AF point would more easily isolate what you want to focus on.

Thanks for everyone's responses.

My biggest issue with the APS-C mode is I forget to turn it off when I'm out shooting; purely pilot error on my part. Then I get home and realize the second half of my pictures that day are only 21mb. I know it shows APS-C mode in the viewfinder, but it is one of those things I wish would reset when I turn the camera off!

Thanks again.

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