overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm

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 DSLRs

Out of 19 recent DSLRs, none have (significantly) better sensor size than the Nikon D3S.

Nikon D3S
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
APS-C 22.3x14.9mm