Sensor Size

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  1. Tighearnach

    Tighearnach TPF Noob!

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    Hello.

    I am just wondering how the size of a entry level SLR (400D for example) sensor compares to that of a point and shoot digital camera (canons ixus range or equivalent). If the crop factor on the slr's is 1.6 what would it be for the point and shoots?

    Thanks....
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    on p&s cameras the sensors usually are MUCH smaller, the actual size depends on the model though. However, unlike for SLR lenses, the focal lengths given for p&s cameras usually are given as 35mm full frame equivalents.

    The real physical focal lengths can only be found in the specs, not in the advertising ;)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you go to THIS SITE, you can look up the specs (including sensor size) of just about any digital camera.
     
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    thanks very much guys....
     
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    Nice site. That is one of the most useful I've ever seen. Thanks.
     
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    pretty damn small. That's why as S5 can get like 450mm focal length with a lens that's about 1.5" long...
     

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