Nikon d3s User Manual (en)

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❚❚Choose Image Area
Choose the image area used when a non-DX lens is attached or a 
DX-lens is attached with Off selected for Auto DX crop (
0 81).
Option
Description
c
FX (36×24)
1.0×
(FX format)
Images are recorded in FX format using the full area 
of the image sensor (36.0 × 23.9 mm), producing a 
picture angle equivalent to a NIKKOR lens on a 
35mm format camera. The edges of pictures taken 
with DX format lenses will be blacked out.
Z
1.2× (30×20)
1.2×
A 30.0 × 20.0 mm area at the center of the image 
sensor is used to record photographs. To calculate 
the approximate focal length of the lens in 35mm 
format, multiply by 1.2. The edges of pictures taken 
with DX format lenses will be blacked out.
a
DX (24×16)
1.5×
(DX format)
An area at the center of the image sensor 
23.5 × 15.6 mm is used to record pictures in DX 
format. To calculate the approximate focal length of 
the lens in 35mm format, multiply by 1.5.
b
5 : 4 (30×24)
Pictures are recorded with an aspect ratio of 5 : 4 
(30.0 × 23.9 mm). The edges of pictures taken with 
DX format lenses will be blacked out.
DX format (24×16) 
image circle
FX format (36×24) 
image circle
FX format
1.2×
5 : 4
DX format