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Largest Pixels
Sony A7S The Sony A7S has the largest pixels of any camera we've seen at 69.1 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.

Ricoh GR
Ricoh GR
from $453
Size Really small Help
Compact 117x61x35 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,228k dots
Startup delay Almost no delay when powering up Help
160 ms startup delay

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
from $798
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP

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Canon PowerShot G7 X
Canon PowerShot G7 X
from $699
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
from $619
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP

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Large Pixel SLRs

The following SLRs have the largest pixels.

Nikon D4s
Nikon D4s
from $6,497
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
3,074 ISO
Battery life Great battery life Help
3020 shots
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
89.0

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Nikon DF
Nikon DF
from $1,494
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
3,279 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
89.0
Pixel size Large sensor pixels Help
53.1 µm²

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Nikon D610
Nikon D610
from $1,497
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
94.0
Color depth Great color depth Help
25.1 bits

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Nikon D750
Nikon D750
from $2,270
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,956 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
93.0
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots

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Discussion

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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.