Nowadays, a person’s calendar is so filled up with events and parties worthy of celebration. There are countless reasons to get together and celebrate with good food, great friends, and tons of memories that can last a lifetime. That’s why it’s very important to have a camera with you so all those great moments can be immortalised no matter what.

Although your iPhone is up to the task, there’s always a better choice when capturing your sister’s wedding or your company’s year-end party. Folks, it’s called a full frame camera and it’s the only answer for the discerning photographer who covers special events on a constant basis. Here are some reasons to convince you why a camera with a full frame sensor trumps the competition.

 

A full frame camera is the weapon of choice when it comes to image quality

A full frame camera is the weapon of choice when it comes to image quality

 

A Bigger Sensor

When everything is said and done, the laws of physics will come out on top and nothing can change that. The same can be said to camera sensors with all the current trends and gimmicks in the industry right now and how a full frame camera is the most logical choice for event photographers. A bigger sensor allows more light to be captured without compromising image quality and current cropped-sensor camera can never hold a candle to a full frame. This allows photographers to boost their ISO and shoot with a relatively fast shutter speed to capture that decisive moment without worrying about noisy photos that much.

Furthermore, having a bigger sensor gives you that pleasing blur when you isolate your subjects. This is especially true when you pair the camera with a fast prime when the lights go out during a wedding reception or a high school prom.

 

A Wider Field of View

Those who shoot events know the challenge of capturing photos of groups all too well. And that folks is one good reason to invest in a full frame camera too. That’s because there’s a wide range of affordable and quality wide lenses that’s designed for a full frame sensor and gives you more than enough room to shoot those group shots.

 

Having a wider view is a great thing when capturing family photographs

Having a wider view is a great thing when capturing family photographs

 

Compared to a cropped or a micro 4/3 sensor, using a 28 or 24mm lens will give you a truly wide angle without the need to sacrifice image quality. When Uncle Bob calls out the whole family during a wedding reception, you need not worry because you have the situation under control. You’ll have an easier time arranging them and fitting them all in your viewfinder for a photo they’d surely appreciate.

 

Top-Notch Ergonomics

As compared to low to mid-end models, a full frame camera comes with the right amount of buttons and dials that are designed to help you take better images faster. Major camera companies have sought to make their cameras more intuitive to use so photographers can focus more on being in the moment, rather than fiddling with their settings. And that goal has been achieved to their maximum potential in the form of full frame cameras.

 

When it comes to great moments, having a pleasing blur to emphasise the moment more is always better.

When it comes to great moments, having a pleasing blur to emphasise the moment more is always better.

 

This benefit has helped so many photographers who cover special events because a split second is all they’re gonna have on that day. Whether it’s that fateful wedding kiss, the birthday celebrant blowing the candles when the lights are dimmed, or that spontaneous reaction a kid does in the middle of the party, a full frame sensor is at its best when paired with a competent auto focus system.

A cropped sensor camera, or even a high-end cell phone, can do the trick of capturing a special moment. But when your name is on the line and people are gonna be expecting the best output from you, it’s a no-brainer folks. Go get a camera with a full frame sensor to make your life easier.
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