>>Correct me if I'm wrong here... > >...OK > >The figures you quote are for Image Size. This alters >the number of pixels recorded in a JPEG image; it doesn't >apply to NEF images and is not the same as the different >Image Area settings - FX, 5:4, 1.2x and DX.
And, unless this has been changed from the D3, the problem with any of the crop modes (Image Area Settings) is that you don't get to use the entire viewfinder for your picture. It simply grays out the portion of the frame you are not using, which makes the image you are actually capturing appear much smaller than it would be if you were using full frame.
Does anyone know if this has been changed from the D3? Sure would be nice if the image you are capturing filled the frame in the crop modes.