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Sensor size on Sony a55


Parky2k2 9 13 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2010 12:36PM
Hi all,
I have a Sony a55, I'm more than happy with the results I am getting as someone who has never really played with photography before.

My question is after a quick google I am confused as to the sensor size, is it a 3/4 or a full size sensor?

The reviews I have read about it just say it has a larger sensor. The reason for this question is I am looking at buying a 3d Cap to take side by side pictures for viewing in a stereoscope and there seems to be a different one for different size sensors.

Thanks in advance
Lee

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keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Dec 2010 12:42PM
The A55 has a sensor that measures 23.415.6mm which is a 1.5 crop.
Parky2k2 9 13 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2010 12:47PM
Thanks, so does that put it between a 3/4 and a full?
Sorry if this is a dumb question I just cant get my head around it.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Dec 2010 12:59PM
Sorry - yes, you'd go for the 3/4 not the full frame as that would be 3624 mm.
RogBrown 13 3.1k 10 England
7 Dec 2010 1:58PM
I'm confused here. Surely a 1.5 crop is 2/3 & not 3/4?
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Dec 2010 2:00PM
It was the closest to the options given by the OP as clearly it's not full frame.
RogBrown 13 3.1k 10 England
7 Dec 2010 2:07PM
Ah, I see what you mean now. Cold weather obviously slowing my brain cell down. Smile
Parky2k2 9 13 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2010 2:36PM
Thanks for your help when i get the 3d lenscap I will post my results here for all to share.
tttfoto 18 591 Poland
7 Dec 2010 2:36PM
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this should help the confused..
going_digital 10 204 England
7 Dec 2010 2:39PM

Quote:this should help the confused..


Nice try but I think perhaps a link to the original site where there is a readable version of the picture would be better.

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