I’ve been using Sony a6000 since last year and only managed to change the aspect ratio from 16:9 to 3:2 and I’m writing a blog post for reference.
I’ll be writing more post about Sony a6000 as I keep on learning on how to use my first mirrorless camera that comes with a kit lens (16-50 OSS).
Change the Aspect Ratio of Sony a6000
It’s easy to change the aspect ratio. G to Menu > tab 1 > Aspect Ratio.
The default ratio is 16:9 which is too wide for me so I changed it to 3:2 instead.
It’s that easy to change the aspect ratio of Sony a6000 . . . if only I can always remember how to do it.
Why Did I Change the Aspect Ratio
I mostly use photos from my iPhone and had no issue changing the size to 600 x 450 without cropping.
But when I use photos taken with Sony a6000 with an aspect ratio of 16:9 (default) I had to always crop a photo on Photoshop instead of just changing the image size.
The only downside of using 3:2 is that you’ll get black space on the left and right corner.
Here is a photo of my ice cream before I had it for snack. This is the effect of using 3:2 as an aspect ratio. Choose 16:9 if you want a photo to occupy the whole screen.
Here is the photo taken using Sony a6000 on Aperture Priority (A) mode. The original size is 6,000 x 4,000 pixels. I cropped it to 600 x 450 pixels.
Is there a significance on choosing one aspect ratio from the other?
No time to watch. Here’s a short answer I found on Reddit about 3:2 or 16:9.
Personally, I just stick with 3:2 because I still shoot a mixture of film and digital and it helps me be consistent.
I am used to 3:2 and would keep using it unless I have to change it otherwise.
What aspect resolution do you use on your camera?