What is a Full Frame Camera?

What is a Full Frame Body? What are the differences between the Nikon d610 v d750d v d810 ?

The Nikon Full Frame Bodies D610 D750 D810

Just remember if you want to get the full benefit of going full frame you will need to invest in some good quality glass that is appropriate to the type of photography you need. You can still use DX lenses in crop mode on your full frame however I think it defeats the purpose for going full frame. Look to FX lenses that are suitable for your requirements. A good quality walk around prime lens (non zoom) I would recommend is the Nikon 50mm 1.4G at an excellent price. You can check out suitable lens for your camera at www.mynikonlife.com.au or give us a ring at Cameras Direct www.camerasdirect.com.au and talk to a photographer.

The main reason to look at a camera that has a larger full frame sensor is for resolution which is an excellent choice for achieving high quality portraits, weddings, landscapes etc and also for photographic enlargements and or cropping images. If you just want a versatile enthusiast camera for various assignments including action photography you may find that a camera with the APS-C sensor (crop) for eg the Nikon D7200 may do more than just fine.

A full frame describes the size of the sensor in the camera which is 35.9 x 24mm similar to the image area captured on a 35mm film camera. This is in contrast to the APS-C size sensor which exists in most entry to mid range camera bodies such as the D3000 D5000 and D7000 series.

This sensor size is 1.5 x wider than the APS-C DX camera sensors and can handle more megapixels for higher resolution, cropping and for printing larger photographs which may be perfect for landscape, portrait and wedding photographers. The mirror is naturally wider and you get a brighter wider view.

There are three full frame bodies to choose from outside the top of the range Nikon D4s which is a larger heavier built body used for professional photographers needing a camera for everyday use and the overpriced lightweight retro style Nikon Df with the same D4s 16mp sensor however, it has not been a great seller.

The mainstream popular DSLR full frames cameras are the D610, D750 and D810. Choosing cameras does get down to budget, size, weight and features you require for eg how many focus points. It is important to establish what type of photography you are doing to select the right equipment as well as the durability and longevity you require.

The Nikon D610 is the cheapest full frame available for those wanting to jump to a full frame or starting out for the first time and needing a camera with high resolution for good quality family shots, landscapes, street photography etc but not a specific camera for sport, wildlife etc.

It has 24 megapixels EXPEED 3 image processor, 6 frames per second and Full (1080p) HD video recording and many features similar to the more expensive models which you can compare on www.dpreview.com  Apart from prime lenses the FX zoom lenses that would suit this camera would be the AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR, AF-S 24-120mm F4G ED VR, and AF-S 28-300mm F/3.55-5.6 depending how much zoom you require.

The Nikon D750 is the newest full frame camera from Nikon and has been a very good seller as it ticks a few boxes. Same body size and megapixels as the D610 but is the lightest full frame body available weighing in at only 750g with magnesium alloy and carbon fibre build and complete with built in Wi-Fi. It has the latest EXSPEED 4 processor, 51 focus points and a heap of popular scene mode presets. The LCD screen is new style tilt-angle which is a great idea to click out for shooting at ground level. The video records in 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 and 24 fps) and 1280 x 720 (60,50 fps) and has dual SD card slots.

The Nikon D810 is an excellent professionally built camera perfect for the wedding, portrait, landscape, architectural photographer with a high resolution 36 megapixels 7360 x 4912 and latest EXSPEED 4 processor. The camera is quick in auto focus and the high ISO capabilities are very good for top quality available light images. For the videographer you can shoot in 1920 x 1080 at 60, 50, 30, 25, and 24 fps as in the D4s. This is a wonderful camera to hold and perfectly balanced when using the Nikon pro zoom lenses 24-70mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8. Having dual card storage is handy with Compact Flash and SD cards slots with various setting modes to suit workflow.

This link goes to Nikon’s site for Full Frame Search

Here is a link to our Cameras Direct site for Nikon Body’s

This collection of videos (far too many to watch so please pick the ones most relevant to you) is here to give you a few independent points of views as to which is the Best Nikon Full Frame camera for you. Do you need to buy the most expensive to have it be the best for you? Unlikely.