Short Description

Largest Pixels
Sony Alpha 7S II The Sony Alpha 7S II has the largest pixels of any camera we've seen at 70.6 µm².

The sensor on the digital camera captures millions of pixels (megapixels) to make up the image. Depending on the number of pixels and the size of the senor each mega pixels will have its own surface area measured in microns. The size of each pixel is important because the larger the area the more light it can gather. More light means less noise, better color and more dynamic range. The pixel size also is a limiting factor to the resolution of your camera - read the education on true resolution to understand why.

Large Pixel Compact Cameras

These digicams have the largest pixels.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
from $940
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Canon PowerShot G9 X
Canon PowerShot G9 X
from $428
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot G9 X

Fujifilm XQ2
Fujifilm XQ2
from $299
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Autofocus Autofocus Help
Phase detection
Pixel size Large sensor pixels Help
4.8 µm²

Learn more about the Fujifilm XQ2

Nikon 1 J5
Nikon 1 J5
from $497
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
60 fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Size Really small Help
Compact (98×60×32 mm)

Learn more about the Nikon 1 J5

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Large Pixel SLRs

The following SLRs have the largest pixels.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
from $5,856
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
16 fps
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,620k dots
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.76x

Learn more about the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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Avatar for rabbit rabbit (9:59 PM, October 12, 2012)
The Nikon D1H has the largest pixels. Why isn't that on this list? Also the D2h has the 2nd largest.