overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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 digicams

Out of 216 recent digicams, 26 have (significantly) better sensor size than the Olympus SZ-12.

Olympus SZ-12
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Best
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Average
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
Min
1/3" 4.8x3.6mm