Short Description

Largest Pixels
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has the largest pixels of any camera we've seen at 43.3 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 V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
from $948
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,228k dots

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
from $429
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 Mark II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
Size Really small Help
Compact (107×65×33 mm)
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
Size Really small Help
Compact (107×65×33 mm)
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

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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 $5,271
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.76x
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
16 fps
Pixel size Large sensor pixels Help
43.3 µm²

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

Nikon D5
Nikon D5
from $6,497
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
2,359k dots
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
3,280,000 ISO

Learn more about the Nikon D5

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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.