360 cameras create fully immersive video that extends in a full sphere around the camera position, which is usually stationary but could also be mounted on a skydiver’s helmet, for example. There are two ways of working with and watching 360-degree video. One is to use the video as raw material for creating a regular […]
This is the aspect ratio of full HD and 4K UHD video and it’s been widely adopted as the aspect ratio for domestic TVs and computer monitors. The 16:9 ratio means that the picture is 16 units wide by 9 units high. These units can be anything from pixels to centimetres to inches, but the […]
This is the aspect ratio used by many camera sensors, including smartphones, point and shoot cameras, Micro Four Thirds and medium format cameras. It’s less ‘wide’ than the 3:2 format used for 35mm film, APS-C and full frame cameras.
The most popular type of film camera, using 35mm film originally developed for the movie industry. 35mm negatives measure 36 x 24mm and full frame digital cameras are their direct equivalent, with sensors the same size as the 35mm negative.
The 3:2 aspect ratio is used by three main sensor sizes: the 1-inch sensors in some higher end compact cameras, APS-C cameras and full frame cameras. The width of the photo is 1.5 times its height. This is the aspect ratio used by 35mm film.