The phrase “crop factor” (also called “focal length multiplier” or “focal length magnification”) defines a sensor’s size relative to a frame of analog film. But do you know how it influences the way that photos from phones, compacts, and APS-C DSLR cameras look compared to photos from a full-frame camera? There are big differences in the focal length, lens speed, and sharpness.
Have you just started using your first camera? Are you but still at the stage where you don’t really know your camera—but you’re already sure that you love photography? Then this article is for you. The camera in your hands is probably a nice compact or a beginner DSLR. Read on for some beginners’ tips that will help you to get to know your camera.