Canon 60D Filmback Size
Differs in Photo vs Video Mode

by Sherif Bishara
(Cairo, Egypt)

Canon 60D

Canon 60D



In my Canon 60D, when I set up my video settings to 1920 x 1080 (aspect ratio 1.7778), and I take a photo on the same mode, the image resolution is 5184 x 2912 (aspect ratio 1.780). Why is the outcome different while I am still in the video mode?. Is the sensor size the same in both operations? What is the actual active sensor size (filmback size) that is being used?

Hi Sherif,
Thanks for your question about the video crop that's built into the Canon 60D. Unfortunately, that's the way the camera was designed to work due to limitations in cameras like the 60D. I stay away from cameras that use cropping in video mode to keep the resolution up.

Bruce

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