« on: July 30, 2014, 02:33:35 PM »
I'm always lost with crop-mode on Nikon FX to DX. Unless you want to shave your RAW file size (cough D800 cough), why crop in-camera like that? Why not crop in post?
Did you not note that D800 goes from 4fps FF to 6fps crop mode??? Less pixels to push equals the same CPUs and all can drive more fps. And as well, did you notice how much less storage space an APS-C cropped D800 RAW takes than a FF D800 file? If you are shooting distant wildlife and such why do you need to store all that dumb wasted boundary pixel stuff?? It stuffs up HDs, makes backing up take longer, fills up CF cards faster, clogs up the camera's buffer more quickly and makes it flush less quickly.
saves you money and time and clutter of having more HD around
gives you better camera buffer performance
potentially gives you more fps
they all sound like excellent and legit reasons to me
Great answer, thanks. I didn't think about buffer/framerate.