Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sensor Sizes Compared

The size of the sensor is more important than the number of megapixels. Listed are the sizes of some various sensors

Nikon s52 > 4.31mm x 5.75mm
Nikon D80 > 15.8mm x 23.6mm
Leica S2 > 30mm x 45mm
Hasselblad H3DII-50 > 36mm x 48mm

The sensor in a Nikon D80 will yield pretty good photographs for a pretty good price. The sensor in a Nikon s52 will yield photographs that can be made into good 13" x19" prints but will not meet commercial reproduction standards. The Leica and Hasselblad cameras will make great prints and easily meet current commercial reproduction standards but these cameras cost as much as a car.


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