Given the prices consumers are willing to pay for a Digital SLR camera; aspiring or professional photographers need know-how into the devices’ good and bad. Here’s a rundown into the pros and cons of full-frame Digital SLR cameras.
The simplest definition- the Full-Frame are DSLR cameras, whose image sensors are the same size as a 35mm film frame. Earlier, DSLR full-frame cameras were expensive, which made them an option only for professional photographers. Amateurs opted for less expensive cameras with APS-C-size sensors.
However, with plethora of choices available now, the market of full-frame DSLR cameras has become competitive. The Canon EOS 5D marked the first full-frame DSLR for amateurs as well as professionals.
Pros of DSLR full-frame cameras:
Image sensor of a full-frame DSLR is larger, giving users an improved range and less noise level, producing more detailed images.
These cameras perform better at higher ISO’s.
Wideangle lenses in full-frame sensors are true wideangles, giving clear images with fewer distortions. They offer a wide view of the image captured.
Cons of DSLR full-frame cameras:
One of the disadvantages of DSLR full frame cameras is the hefty price that follows.
With DSLR cameras, you will have to buy a whole range of lenses, available at different prices. However, that’s not required for those using the camera for basic photography.
Full frame cameras have wide-angles, which make them a good choice for landscapes and architectural photography but not so good for natural and low light conditions.
They are heavy, huge and more expensive.
These cameras are good for professionals, but not really apt for most people.