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Welcome to Photo Genius

Photography courses, workshops, private tuition and online tutorials

On this page you will find some useful information to help you take better photos with your digital camera.

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CAMERA FIRMWARE UPDATES

Occasionally camera manufacturers release firmware updates.

Updating firmware may improve camera performance, fix bugs and may even add new and enhanced camera features.

If you are unsure how to update your cameras firmware, watch the video for tips and a walk through demonstration using for Canon, Nikon and Fujifilm cameras.

 
IMPORTANT - Ensure you click the link for your country / region

CANON USA - FIRMWARE UPDATES
CANON EUROPE - FIRMWARE UPDATES
CANON AUSTRALIA - FIRMWARE UPDATES
NIKON - FIRMWARE UPDATES
FUJIFILM - FIRMWARE UPDATES

The crop factor

The crop factor is determined by the size of the sensor inside a digital camera and may impact field of view, depth of field and more.
Watch the video to find out how the crop factor affects your camera.

CROP FACTOR of 1 (Full frame DSLR and mirrorless cameras)

Nikon FX and Z mount
Canon EF and R mount

Sony (varies - check with dealer)

Pentax K1

Leica M9

CROP FACTOR of 1.5 (APSC DSLR and Mirrorless cameras)
Nikon (DX mount or 

Pentax K mount

Sony (varies - check with dealer)

Sigma

Fujifilm X mount

Samsung NX

Minolta

CROP FACTOR of 1.6
All Canon APSC DSLR cameras
All Canon APSC mirrorless RF-S mount cameras

CROP FACTOR of 2 (Micro four thirds cameras)

Olympus

Panasonic

Recommended viewing

We post weekly photography tutorial and review videos on the Photo Genius YouTube channel.

Portrait photography tips
25 essential tips for beginners
Tips for taking better photos at night
Helping you to choose which lens is best
Looking after your camera gear
shutter speed basics
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