What's the difference between a DX and a FX body??

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Debbie H, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    I should know this but I don't. I have heard people talk about it but I don't understand the difference between a DX body and a FX body. Which cameras have the DX and the FX body? Thanks!! :smile:
  2. Tektrnica

    Tektrnica Guest

    the sensor size on an FX is a full frame (ie same size as 35mm film) wheras a DX is smaller, so you get a cropping effect... with this effect the lens length changes... on nikon DX bodies its a factor of 1.5 sooooooo... a 200mm len on a DX body will give a focal length equal to a 300mm on a FX body
  3. the FX... is the full-frame sensor...
    the same size as a 35mm camera
    the D700 and D3 are the only NIKON cameras with a full-frame sensor, AT THIS POINT

    DX... is a smaller sensor
    more data crammed in a smaller area...
    all other nikon DSLRs are DX-sensor based
  4. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Thanks guys! Actually that was what I thought but wanted to clarify it.