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The Benefits of DX and FX

Nikon DSLRs come in two formats: the FX-format and DX-format. This refers to the size of the image sensor in the DSLR.

FX-format DSLRs have a sensor size that measures approximately 36 x 24mm, which is roughly the same size as 35mm film. It is also most commonly referred to as ‘full-frame’. DX-format DSLRs comes with a sensor size that measures approximately 24 x 16mm, sometimes referred to as ‘APS-C’.

While both formats deliver superb image quality, the difference in sensor size will affect your photography in different ways.

The FX-format image sensor allows you to capture images with higher sensitivity levels and lower noise, even in low-light conditions. With the shallower depth of field obtained with this sensor size, you will be able to photograph your subjects with beautiful bokeh.

The DX-format image sensor has a 1.5x crop factor, which provides a closer view of your subjects. For example, if you mount a 50mm lens on a DX-format DSLR, you will be shooting with a focal length of 75mm. Due to the smaller sensor, DX-format DSLRs are generally more lightweight and compact.

Whether you choose a powerful FX-format DSLR, such as the D750 or a lightweight DX-format DSLR like the D5500, both will deliver crisp, clear images with incredible detail.

ABOUT THE GEAR

D5500

Realise your creative vision with the intuitive D5500. Designed with a versatile touch screen vari-angle monitor and an intelligent eye sensor, you will be able to expand your shooting possibilities along with easier handling. With 24.3 megapixels without an optical low-pass filter and an ISO range from 100 to 25600, capture remarkably beautiful and crisp images even in low lighting conditions.

D750

Packed with an array of powerful features in an incredibly compact frame, the Nikon D750 is the ideal companion for your shooting journeys. With an impressive 24.3-megapixel image sensor and an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, the D750 ensures that every full-frame image you capture retains rich gradation and remarkable detail. The first Nikon DSLR to feature a specially designed movie-shooting menu with preset control settings, the D750 is ideal for creating cinematic quality videos easily and efficiently.