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 compacts

Out of 123 recent compacts, only 12 have (significantly) better sensor size than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
1/3" 4.8x3.6mm