overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm

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 super zooms

Out of 3 recent super zooms, 3 have (significantly) better sensor size than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3
1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm