overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm

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 pro digicams

Out of 2 recent pro digicams, only 1 has (significantly) better sensor size than the Olympus C-2040 Zoom.

Olympus C-2040 Zoom
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
Best
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Average
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Min
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm