overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm

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.

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Compared To Compared to recent digital cameras

Out of 29 recent digital cameras, 19 have (significantly) better sensor size than the Canon PowerShot A95.

Canon PowerShot A95
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm
Full frame 44x33mm
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm