Photo 101: How to Understand Digital Camera Sensors: DSLR, Mirrorless, Full Frame, APS-C, Cell Phone

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There are a ton of different cameras on the market today. You have everything from a DSLR to Mirrorless Camera to cropped sensors and cell phones., but what are the differences.

In this Photo 101 video, I help you understand the differences between all the types of cameras and sensors that are offered on the market today.

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Derick Dilip says:

awesome video bro!!

EOJ G says:

Mf3d so hated. They have so many great lenses also.

puntok uno says:

sir, can i use the same lens for a aps-c mirroless to aps-c dslr? or do i need a adaptor?

Shiv SURESH says:

I was looking at upgrading from my dx Nikon 55-300mm (crop sensor lens) to the Tamron 70-200 (full frame lens). Does this mean that the 200mm on the full frame lens is equivalent to the 300mm on the from crop sensor lens? Thank you to anyone who can explain this to me

yadagiri lakshmi narasimha kishore Mallela says:

please make fujifilm xt3 vs Xt30 in-depth comparison video

PINK says:

Going from IPhone to full frame and people have been asking me that I gained weight.

swargarohini tours says:

Sensor size og go pro 7 black vs apsc dslr ?

Lighthouse Pictures says:

But in a camera specification site it say Sony a7 is Full frame camera and its sensor is 35mm.

R. Curry says:

this video helped A LOT!!

iggytse says:

It is not just the size. The dynamic range, low light performance and colour science also need to be taken into consideration. And I truely believe the progress that has been made in recent years is due to the sensor improvements in smart phones as instagram became popular.

I remember being blown away by the image quality from my Canon G1X bridge camera compared to an older Nikon D90 I had the opportunity to use at an event. I just couldn’t get the image to look good in camera in the D90 and switch back to the G1X.

Scott Hullinger says:

Uh, sensor size does NOT determine how much light is gathered on the sensor. That's what the f/stop of the lens does, either a fast maximum aperture, or a slow one.

Pe Wu says:

Im the 1000 likes 😉

ኢየሱስ ያድናል says:

I wanna take my skills to another level, so hey Jared what can I do?!

Susil Gurung dfm says:

You and your channel is awesome

Jack Murray says:

Considering the technological advances to the APS-C sensors recently, you can really boost up the ISO without much noise. And there's little difference in image quality between APS-C and full frame sensors unless you're making huge prints. My APSC camera of choice is the Sony a6500, which I love. After shooting Jpegs for years, I just began shooting in raw, and honestly, it makes a difference and the time it takes in Lightroom to post process wasn't as long as I thought it would be.

Yoko Kurama says:

In good lightning is there a big difference in image quality between 1 inch and m43. I know in low light larger sensor is better

Motiur Rahman says:

Thanks , mate

Chowdari sai abhishek says:

Nikon D500 + Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 + Sigma 50-100 f1.8 or Nikon D750+ Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 +Tamron 70-200mm f2.8
which one to go???

Lucian Iștoc says:

@The Brit With The Camera it used to be a thing,now it's pretty ,,oldschool"

Dipin Thomas says:

i already signed up.and it says i will be getting shortly.but i checked my inbox and i am not getting any mails.please help

CallMeWoodro says:

Hey Jared great vid, question tho. I'm looking to make video segments like they do on ESPN first take, or Fox Sports news. Would you recommend the dlsr or s camcorder on a budget ? Thanks for the vids

The Brit With The Camera says:

Is aps-H sensor a thing?

AIM says:

Hi! I just want to ask, What is better, Canon G5x or Canon M5?

Toni Lähdekorpi says:

You forgot medium format.

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