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APS-C Sensors Explained: How Do APS-C Cameras Work?

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 3 min read

Digital cameras work by capturing light with an image sensor and converting it into packets of data that make up an image. Different image sensor formats are better suited for different kinds of photography. One widely used sensor format is the Advanced Photo System type-C, or APS-C, used in cropped-frame photography.