I guess that almost all enthusiast and pro photographers understand the importance of the size of the camera’s sensor. In the current times where we see lots of new CSC (compact system cameras) and Large-sensor compact cameras, many people start giving the sensor weight as part of their buying decision.
The thing is that the measurement can be quite confusing at times. I personally can understand how big APS-C sensor is compare to full-frame, but I had very tough times understanding how small a 1/2.33″ or 1″ sensor is in relative to other type of sensors. When Nokia announced the 808 PureView, I really wanted to know how big or small the sensor really is?. Now with a new site called “Camera Image Sensor” (cameraimagesensor.com) you can compare size and specs of camera image sensors.
Camera Image Sensor let you choose a specific product from the list, either a conventional digital camera, medium format camera, CSC, DSLR or a mobile device like tablet or smartphone. After you’ve chosen the products, you will see the size of the sensor on the screen. It’s not the real size, but it actually gives you a good overview of the relative size in comparison to other sensors that you compare in this great web app.
So if you even wanted to know how small a 1/2.3-inch sensor is compare to Micro Four Third or APS-C sensor, now you can see that crystal clear, without those weird inch numbers that measures the diagonal multiply by 1.5.
The size of the sensor plays a very important role in the final image quality output. If you want higher image quality with less noise, you will certainly need to look into buying a large sensor camera, whether a large-sensor compact or DSLR. Professionals will certainly go with a full frame or Medium Format camera, which carries a very large sensor inside, helping promote a better image quality in general.
So, Camera Image Sensor (cameraimagesensor.com) is a great mini-site for getting both the visual presentation of the size of the sensor including some interesting technical specs like: pixel density, pixel size / pitch, sensor size in mm, etc.
So don’t forget to visit cameraimagesensor.com and check this app out!