Sensor pixel area

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  1. slat

    slat No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My SL1 vs 80D has this sensor pixel area 18.54µm2vs14.06µm2 33% larger pixel area. From what I've read the SL1 is better than the 80D but overall the 80D is a much better camera. What significance does this really make then?


     
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    The difference is pixel size is small, since the figures are in microns. The smaller pixels are from a higher-density, higher megapixel-count sensor; the larger pixels are from a sensor of basically, about the same size in area, but which has fewer, but larger, pixels.

    I dunno...the SL1 is a very,very small d-slr, while the 80D is just a small-ish sized camera.

    I doubt that there is much difference in image quality between the two models, but I'm not fully versed on the 80D or the SL1. The SL1 is now "older", so perhaps there's been some sensor improvement in the 80D???
     

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