overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
1/3" 5.27x3.96mm

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 20 recent digicams, 20 have (significantly) better sensor size than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51
1/3" 5.27x3.96mm
Best
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Average
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Min
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm