COMPARE SENSOR SIZES

 

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Dimensions (mm)
Aspect Ratio
Diagonal (mm)
Resolution (px)
    Crop Factor (S35)
    Density (px/mm²)
FILM
Super 35 mm 4-perf
24.90
x
18.70
1.33:1
31.14
-
1.00
-
ARRI
ALEXA SXT / XT / Mini
28.25
x
18.17
1.55:1
33.59
3424 x 2202
0.93
14,689

 

Model  
Dimensions (mm)
Aspect Ratio
Diagonal (mm)
Resolution (px)
    Crop Factor (S35)
    Density (px/mm²)
Standard 8 mm 1-perf
4.50
x
3.30
1.36:1
5.58
-
5.58
-
Super 8 mm 1-perf
5.79
x
4.01
1.44:1
7.04
-
4.42
-
Super 8 mm 1-perf ext. gate
6.30
x
4.20
1.50:1
7.57
-
4.11
-
UltraPan 8 double-perf
10.52
x
3.75
2.81:1
11.17
-
2.79
-
Standard 16 mm double-perf
10.26
x
7.49
1.37:1
12.70
-
2.45
-
Super 16 mm single-perf
12.42
x
7.44
1.67:1
14.48
-
2.15
-
Ultra 16 mm single-perf
11.66
x
6.15
1.90:1
13.18
-
2.36
-
Academy 35 mm 4-perf
20.96
x
15.24
1.38:1
25.91
-
1.20
-
Super 35 mm 2-perf
24.90
x
9.35
2.66:1
26.60
-
1.17
-
Super 35 mm 3-perf
24.90
x
13.90
1.79:1
28.52
-
1.09
-
Super 35 mm 4-perf
24.90
x
18.70
1.33:1
31.14
-
1.00
-
35 mm Full Frame 8-perf
36.00
x
24.00
1.50:1
43.27
-
0.72
-
Vistavision 35mm 8-perf
37.70
x
25.20
1.50:1
45.35
-
0.69
-
Standard 65 mm 5-perf
52.63
x
23.01
2.29:1
57.44
-
0.54
-
IMAX 70mm 15-perf
70.41
x
52.63
1.34:1
87.91
-
0.35
-
9x7
29.90
x
22.40
1.33:1
37.36
9344 x 7000
0.83
97,659
RovoCam
6.13
x
3.45
1.78:1
7.03
3840 x 2160
4.43
392,411
Cion
22.50
x
11.90
1.89:1
25.45
4096 x 2160
1.22
33,043
iPhone 12 Pro Max (Photo)
5.64
x
4.23
1.33:1
7.06
4032 x 3024
4.41
510,349
iPhone 12 Pro Max (Video, UHD)
5.13
x
2.89
1.78:1
5.89
3840 x 2160
5.29
559,186
iPhone 12 Pro Max (Video, HD)
4.92
x
2.77
1.78:1
5.64
1920 x 1080
5.52
152,257
Arriflex D-20 / D-21
23.76
x
17.82
1.33:1
29.70
2880 x 2160
1.05
14,692
AMIRA / Live
26.40
x
14.85
1.78:1
30.29
3200 x 1800
1.03
14,692
ALEXA Classic (4:3)
23.66
x
17.75
1.33:1
29.58
2868 x 2152
1.05
14,696
ALEXA Classic (16:9)
23.76
x
13.37
1.78:1
27.26
2880 x 1620
1.14
14,687
ALEXA SXT / XT / Mini
28.25
x
18.17
1.55:1
33.59
3424 x 2202
0.93
14,689
ALEXA LF / Mini LF
36.70
x
25.54
1.44:1
44.71
4448 x 3096
0.70
14,692
ALEXA 65
54.12
x
25.58
2.12:1
59.86
6560 x 3100
0.52
14,690
BOSMA G1 8K
18.84
x
10.60
1.78:1
21.62
7680 x 4320
1.44
166,134
AB-4831 / AB-4815
24.58
x
13.82
1.78:1
28.20
7680 x 4320
1.10
97,656
AB-4830 + AC-4829
24.58
x
13.82
1.78:1
28.20
7680 x 4320
1.10
97,656
Studio Camera
12.48
x
7.02
1.78:1
14.32
1920 x 1080
2.17
23,669
Studio Camera 4K
13.06
x
7.34
1.78:1
14.98
3840 x 2160
2.08
86,505
Studio Camera 4K Pro / Plus
17.78
x
10.00
1.78:1
20.40
3840 x 2160
1.53
46,650
Micro Studio Camera 4K
13.06
x
7.34
1.78:1
14.98
3840 x 2160
2.08
86,505
Cinema Camera
15.81
x
8.88
1.78:1
18.13
2400 x 1350
1.72
23,078
Micro Cinema Camera
12.48
x
7.02
1.78:1
14.32
1920 x 1080
2.17
23,669
Pocket Cinema Camera
12.48
x
7.02
1.78:1
14.32
1920 x 1080
2.17
23,669
Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
18.96
x
10.00
1.90:1
21.44
4096 x 2160
1.45
46,663
Pocket Cinema Camera 6K / Pro
23.10
x
12.99
1.78:1
26.50
6144 x 3456
1.18
70,763
URSA Broadcast
13.06
x
7.34
1.78:1
14.98
3840 x 2160
2.08
86,505
URSA Broadcast G2
23.10
x
12.99
1.78:1
26.50
6144 x 3456
1.18
70,763
URSA Mini 4K
22.00
x
11.88
1.85:1
25.00
4000 x 2160
1.25
33,058
URSA 4.6K
25.34
x
14.25
1.78:1
29.07
4608 x 2592
1.07
33,077
URSA Mini 4.6K / Pro 4.6K / G2
25.34
x
14.25
1.78:1
29.07
4608 x 2592
1.07
33,077
URSA Mini Pro 12K
27.03
x
14.25
1.90:1
30.56
12288 x 6480
1.02
206,726
Rebel T8i / EOS 850D (Photo)
22.30
x
14.90
1.50:1
26.82
6000 x 4000
1.16
72,230
Rebel T8i / EOS 850D (Video)
18.31
x
10.30
1.78:1
21.01
3840 x 2160
1.48
43,988
EOS R5 C (Photo)
36.00
x
24.00
1.50:1
43.27
8192 x 5464
0.72
51,807
EOS R5 C (8K DCI Raw)
36.00
x
18.98
1.90:1
40.69
8192 x 4320
0.77
51,807
EOS C100 / Mark II
24.60
x
13.80
1.78:1
28.21
1920 x 1080
1.10
6,108
EOS C300 Mark III
26.20
x
13.80
1.90:1
29.61
4096 x 2160
1.05
24,470
EOS C500 Mark II
38.10
x
20.10
1.90:1
43.08
5952 x 3140
0.72
24,405
EOS C70
26.20
x
13.80
1.90:1
29.61
4096 x 2160
1.05
24,470
EOS C700 (4.5K Codex Capture)
28.90
x
15.20
1.90:1
32.65
4512 x 2376
0.95
24,405
EOS C700 GS (4.2K Codex Capture)
27.30
x
15.20
1.80:1
31.25
4272 x 2376
1.00
24,461
EOS C700 / GS (4K)
26.20
x
13.80
1.90:1
29.61
4096 x 2160
1.05
24,470
EOS C700 FF
38.10
x
20.10
1.90:1
43.08
5952 x 3140
0.72
24,405
Digital Bolex D16 (Open Gate, no rec)
12.85
x
9.64
1.33:1
16.06
2336 x 1752
1.94
33,039
Digital Bolex D16 (Internal rec)
11.27
x
6.34
1.78:1
12.93
2048 x 1152
2.41
33,039
TERRA
19.50
x
13.00
1.50:1
23.44
4096 x 2700
1.33
43,626
MAVO
24.00
x
16.00
1.50:1
28.84
6016 x 3984
1.08
62,416
MAVO LF
36.00
x
24.00
1.50:1
43.27
6016 x 3984
0.72
27,740
MAVO Edge 6K
36.00
x
24.00
1.50:1
43.27
6016 x 3984
0.72
27,740
MAVO Edge 8K
36.00
x
24.00
1.50:1
43.27
8192 x 5288
0.72
50,138
LUMIX S1H / BS1H (Photo)
35.60
x
23.80
1.50:1
42.82
6000 x 4000
0.73
28,326
LUMIX S1H / BS1H (Video)
35.32
x
23.61
1.50:1
42.48
5952 x 3968
0.73
28,326
LUMIX BGH1 (DCI)
19.00
x
10.18
1.87:1
21.56
4096 x 2160
1.44
45,742
LUMIX BGH1 (4:3)
17.70
x
13.00
1.36:1
21.96
3328 x 2496
1.42
36,100
AU-EVA1
24.60
x
12.97
1.90:1
27.81
5720 x 3016
1.12
54,069
VariCam 35 / LT
24.58
x
12.96
1.90:1
27.78
4096 x 2160
1.12
27,778
Genesis
23.62
x
13.28
1.78:1
27.10
5760 x 2160
1.15
39,648
Millennium DXL / DXL2
40.96
x
21.60
1.90:1
46.31
8192 x 4320
0.67
40,000
v2640 ONYX
27.60
x
26.30
1.05:1
38.12
2048 x 1952
0.82
5,507
Flex4K / GS
27.60
x
15.50
1.78:1
31.65
4096 x 2304
0.98
22,060
VEO4K 590 / 990 / -PL
27.60
x
15.50
1.78:1
31.65
4096 x 2304
0.98
22,060
MYSTERIUM-X 4.5K (RED ONE)
24.19
x
12.44
1.94:1
27.20
4480 x 2304
1.14
34,301
MYSTERIUM-X 5K
27.65
x
14.58
1.90:1
31.26
5120 x 2700
1.00
34,291
DRAGON 6K / DRAGON-X 6K S35
30.70
x
15.80
1.94:1
34.53
6144 x 3160
0.90
40,026
KOMODO 6K S35
27.03
x
14.26
1.90:1
30.56
6144 x 3240
1.02
51,645
GEMINI 5K S35
30.72
x
18.00
1.71:1
35.61
5120 x 3000
0.87
27,778
HELIUM 8K S35
29.90
x
15.77
1.90:1
33.80
8192 x 4320
0.92
75,053
DRAGON/MONSTRO/V-RAPTOR 8K VV
40.96
x
21.60
1.90:1
46.31
8192 x 4320
0.67
40,000
A7S III (Photo)
35.60
x
23.80
1.50:1
42.82
4240 x 2832
0.73
14,172
PXW-FX9
35.70
x
18.80
1.90:1
40.35
6008 x 3168
0.77
28,359
CineAlta PMW-F5 / PMW-F55
23.76
x
12.53
1.90:1
26.86
4096 x 2160
1.16
29,726
CineAlta F35
24.00
x
13.50
1.78:1
27.54
5760 x 2160
1.13
38,400
CineAlta F65
24.70
x
13.10
1.89:1
27.96
8192 x 4320
1.11
109,372
VENICE (3:2)
35.90
x
24.00
1.50:1
43.18
6048 x 4032
0.72
28,303
VENICE (1.85:1)
36.00
x
19.40
1.86:1
40.89
6054 x 3272
0.76
28,363
VENICE 2 6K
36.00
x
24.00
1.50:1
43.27
6048 x 4032
0.72
28,224
VENICE 2 8K
36.00
x
24.00
1.50:1
43.27
8640 x 5760
0.72
57,600
E2 / E2-M4
19.00
x
10.00
1.90:1
21.47
4096 x 2160
1.45
46,565
E2G
14.13
x
7.45
1.90:1
15.97
4096 x 2160
1.95
84,046
E2C
17.56
x
13.11
1.34:1
21.91
3840 x 2880
1.42
48,039
E2-S6
23.40
x
15.67
1.49:1
28.16
6244 x 4168
1.11
70,975
E2-F6
37.09
x
24.75
1.50:1
44.59
6064 x 4040
0.70
26,688
E2-F8 (Open Gate, no rec)
35.97
x
23.98
1.50:1
43.23
8192 x 5462
0.72
51,874
E2-F8 (8K 2.4:1)
35.97
x
15.18
2.37:1
39.04
8192 x 3456
0.80
51,860
E2-F8 (8K UHD)
33.72
x
18.97
1.78:1
38.69
7680 x 4320
0.80
51,874

Compare Sensor Sizes

Compare Sensor Sizes is a free, open source tool to easily compare multiple digital camera sensor sizes, celluloid film formats and lens image circles – graphically as well as in tabular form. Usually all data of sensors and lenses come directly from the respective manufacturers. The database will be continuously extended this way.

In addition to the comparison function and the usability as a trustworthy, sortable database, one of the most useful features is the possibility to check which lenses cover which sensors and to what extent. If a lens does not yet appear in the list, you have the option of specifying an individual image circle in millimeters, which is then displayed.

You can also switch to the real physical sensor sizes in the graphical view, if you specify the size of your screen in inches.

The tool should also bring clarity to diffuse terms like Large Format, Full Format and Full Frame, which do not denote standardized sizes and are used differently depending on the manufacturer.

The value of pixel density – that is the number of photosites per given sensor area – helps to quickly determine which sensor will have the highest resolution with a given lens image circle. For example you want to shoot on old 16mm lenses and still cover a 4K sensor area? Then just sort the camera models by "Density" and immediately you will see the most suitable models first.

Compare Sensor Sizes is optimized for desktop and also usable on mobile. An app might follow if there is demand.

Some lens data comes from Florian Milz' Lens Coverage Tool.

Why does sensor size matter?

Imagine the sensor as a canvas in front of you. The larger the sensor, the larger the angle of view (field of view) for a given focal length and distance to the subject. Therefore to get a desired angle of view, you can move closer to the subject or use a longer focal length compared to a smaller sensor size. Either way this means the depth of field becomes shallower as a result. So with the same angle of view, distance to subject and aperture, you’ll always get shallower depth of field the larger the sensor size.

In addition to that a larger sensor means additional area for more photosites (more pixels) or bigger photosites (brighter pixels) or a bit of both.

Lastly the sensor size determines the set of lenses one can use, if full sensor coverage is desired.

Image Circle vs Illumination Circle

The Image Circle of a given lens is defined as the area within which the manufacturer guarantees a defined optical quality performance.

The Illumination Circle or Circle of Illumination of a given lens is defined as the area within which there is still light, but of undefined quality. Vignetting, chromatic abberations, loss of sharpness, etc. can appear.

Image Circle and Illumination Circle are often used interchangeably, which can lead to confusion.