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D600 Image Area - DX vs FX mode

BGD600

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"RE: D600 Image Area - DX vs FX mode"

BGD600 Registered since 19th Sep 2012
Thu 11-Apr-13 03:56 PM

>I think you understand the DX vs FX mode correctly. As you
>state it's only whether you crop when taking the image or
>later on in processing.
>
>The only real advantages of doing a DX crop in camera are the
>reduced file size, the resulting greater buffer depth if doing
>a high speed sequence, and possibly frame rate.
>
>The biggest disadvantage is that you never have the ability to
>change the crop. What if you wanted to take your perfectly
>framed DX crop and print it as an 8x10? You would have to
>crop some more off the long edge of the frame to fit the new
>aspect ratio. If you had content all the way to the edge that
>was important to you, the 8x10 wouldn't work. If instead you
>took the original in FX mode you could keep the full long
>dimension of the DX frame and add some area in the short
>dimension to fill the 8x10 space.
>
>I'd rather use the extra storage to that I can crop to
>different aspect ratios in post processing if necessary or if
>change my mind downstream.

Agreed. It would need to be a very special case for me to want to use in-camera dx cropping

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