overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm

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 5 recent digicams, only 1 has (significantly) better sensor size than the Olympus XZ-1.

Olympus XZ-1
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Best
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Average
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Min
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm