Nikon DX format

The DX format is a sensor format of Nikon digital SLR cameras.

The DX - format was introduced with the Nikon D1 1999. It is approximately 23.7 mm × 15.6 mm smaller than the small picture format, and also differs from the formats used until then for digital SLR cameras from. It is often also referred to somewhat imprecise as APS-C format.

By comparison to small scaled image format format factor to consider. This is for the DX format usually given by 1.5. The actual sizes of the sensors vary slightly, see the following table:

Since some of the sensors are also used in digital cameras from Pentax, Konica Minolta and Sony, the DX format has become the de facto standard developed by these producers. It is there but not referred to as DX format.

As the first manufacturer Nikon resulted in a 2002 special lenses for the smaller sensor size, the DX Nikkor lenses. These are designed on the reduced image circle and show the use of miniature cameras sometimes substantial vignetting ( vignetting ).

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