Purchasing a Canon Digital camera may seem easy. However, did you know that different sensors affect which lens you can use? Recently, we talked about the APS-C Sensors. But, there are also APS-H and Full Frame sensors. This article discusses Canon APS-H cameras which have a crop factor of 1.3x. This means that a 50mm lens is equivalent to a 65mm lens on Full Frame.
What is APS-H? What are Canon APS-H Cameras?
Canon used APS-H sensors on a few of their older cameras. With the 1.3x crop factor, APS-H sensors can get near to the object/subject of your photo.Although, not as close as APS-C Models. This is good if you cannot afford a more expensive lens. However, these lenses cannot replace a proper wide-angle lens. Expressly for those looking to take in as much of the subject as possible in one shot. Let’s illustrate.
Difference between APS-H and Full Frame Cameras
In the image, the blue area represents the area of the picture you’d be able to capture using an ASP-H sensor. However, a Full Frame sensor captures the entire image. Full frame sensors, like film, measure 36 x 24 and they have no crop factor. Hence, if you use a 50mm lens on a Full Frame camera the field of view does not change.
Also, you more than likely will not see many new model APS-H cameras. The Canon EOS-1D was the first to feature an APS-H sensor. In 2011, Canon retired the APS-H format. However, there are a few other models with the sensor on the list below. And, Canon did announce the 250MP APS-H on September 7, 2015.
Canon APS-H Camera List
APS-H Lens Field of View
Furthermore, here is a list of most common focal lengths and their field of view on an APS-H camera. The list is provided for your reference.
|Focal Length||APS-H Field of View|
To conclude, you won’t find this type of sensor on entry-level cameras. However, with the latest announcement of the ASP-H sensor that was able to capture images enabling the distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location, you may see new Canon ASP-H cameras. For more on Digital Cameras, check out Canon T5 vs T5i – Difference Between Canon Rebel EOS T5 & T5i and Canon T5i vs T6i – Difference Between Canon Rebel EOS T5i & T6i. Also, if you’re a fan of action cameras like the GoPro, but can’t afford it, here are some good and cheaper alternatives. Lastly, as always, thanks for reading on ORDUH.