A well-known editorial photographer Zack Arias recently touched a very sensitive subject, one that always spawns heated debates. In his entertaining video, he expressed his opinion on the full-frame vs APS-C sensor debate and we must say he made a lot of good points. Zack openly states on his website that he is not paid or sponsored by Fuji to advertise their cameras, and yet you might get the impression that this particular video is in fact an advertisement. Ignore that feeling, whether Zack is working for Fujifilm or not does not matter in this case. He talks about Fuji because it’s his system of choice (the X-T1 in particular), but the simple truth is every mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor – any camera with APS-C sensor, in fact – is good enough for great many projects.
In the video, Zack points out the relatively minor difference between APS-C and 35mm sensor sizes, especially when compared to some other popular film formats, such as 6×7. It is also important to note that there’s a right tool for every job and, yes, full-frame might be noticeably better in certain situations, but for the most of us, APS-C is at the very least good enough and getting better each year. It really depends on your style and the type of photography you do.
The most important point Zack made in my opinion is that cameras don’t see. Whichever tool you choose, it is ultimately up to you to make it work.