Short Description

Largest Pixels
Nikon D4s The Nikon D4s has the largest pixels of any camera we've seen at 53.5 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 $639
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 RX100 II
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II
from $664
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 Cybershot DSC-RX100
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
from $536
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 Alpha NEX-3N
Sony Alpha NEX-3N
from $320
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life Great battery life Help
480 shots
Size Really small Help
Compact 110x62x35 mm

Learn more about the Sony Alpha NEX-3N

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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 $2,747
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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Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D
from $1,750
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,340 ISO
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.71x

Learn more about the Canon EOS 6D

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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.