mrkgoo wrote in post #15788406
I would love it if 'good' cameras had a crop feature. Cropping is one of my most creative edits.
Yes, I agree that cropping is often an important part of the final edit. But, I really cannot see any reason to have it in camera, where there is often still some potential movement of camera or subject as the shot is taken. If you crop to your final composition in camera, and the camera / subject moves a little, your final composition has changed and the placement of the image components is no longer ideal.
Doing the cropping later, in post, takes hardly any time, but allows you to position the image edges exactly where you want them for best effect. I would only ever crop on a computer, and the same goes for most editing tasks (such as sharpening etc.). They are best done in post, with full control over the result, rather than let the camera produce an image with such tasks finalised and unreversible.