overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
1/2.5" 5.76x4.29mm

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 compacts for less than $300

Out of 4 recent compacts for less than $300, none have (significantly) better sensor size than the Kodak EasyShare C142.

Kodak EasyShare C142
1/2.5" 5.76x4.29mm
Best
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Average
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Min
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm