overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm

The camera's sensor is what turns light into a digital image. The larger the sensor, the more light you capture, and the better quality image you get. Most digicam's have the same size sensor, but a few have bigger sensors, and DSLRs have much bigger sensors.

Learn more about sensor sizes.

Compared To Compared to recent digital cameras

Out of 29 recent digital cameras, 15 have (significantly) better sensor size than the Canon PowerShot G1X.

Canon PowerShot G1X
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
Best
Full frame 44x33mm
Average
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Min
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm