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Photo Cameras With an APS-C Image Sensor Format. What Does This Mean?

APS-C or Advanced Photo System type-C  is one of the most popular type of an image sensor widely used in consumer level photo cameras.

APS-C sensor size

It is more or less equal in size to the size of negatives which are used in an analog photography. The dimensions of these negatives  are 25.1 × 16.7 mm (while 35 mm standard film measures 36×24 mm) and their aspect ratio is 3:2. APS-C sensor size from manufacturer to manufacturer varies between 20.7×13.8 mm to 28.7×19.1 mm.

Photo Cameras With an APS-C Image Sensor Format. What Does This Mean
My typical APS-C sensor camera – Pentax K-r having 23.6 x 15.8 mm size image sensor

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