All digital cameras have one thing in common: a digital imaging sensor. But, not all sensors are the same.
When it comes to Canon EOS DSLR cameras there are two main image sensor sizes: the APS-C sensor (also known as a crop sensor), and the Full Frame sensor.
A Full Frame sensor is equivalent to traditional 35mm film size and tends to be featured in Canon’s Professional Series cameras, while an APS-C sensor is smaller in size and is most often found in entry to mid-level models.
We've outlined some of the main benefits of stepping up to a camera with a Full Frame sensor.
Full frame cameras enable you to explore new shooting styles and experiment with genres of photography that were out of reach due to the limitations of a Crop Sensor camera system. You'll get wider fields of view for landscape or architecture photography, better low light performance for events, faster autofocus for sports, better battery life for travel and more.