overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm

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 travel zooms

Out of 7 recent travel zooms, 2 have (significantly) better sensor size than the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

Nikon Coolpix S8000
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm