Megapixel calculator

A "megapixel" is one million (1.000.000) pixels. Enter the pixel dimensions of your photo, camera, screen or tv, and calculate how many megapixels that is.

Calculate megapixels

  • Size = 1080 x 1440 = 1,555,200 pixels
  • Pixel count = 1.56MP pixels
  • Resolution = 1.56MP pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 18 x 24 mm (0.75)
  • Pixel density would be 30 pixels/mm or 760 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 33.3 micron (rather large)

Calculate (file) size

Print sizes (m2)

dpimax dim (m)max surface
10 dpi billboard2.74m x 3.66m= 10m2
72 dpi newspaper38.1cm x 50.8cm= 1935cm2
96 dpi minimum28.6cm x 38.1cm= 1089cm2
150 dpi magazine18.3cm x 24.4cm= 445.9cm2
240 dpi inkjet printer11.4cm x 15.2cm= 174.2cm2
300 dpi inkjet printer9.1cm x 12.2cm= 111.5cm2
600 dpi laser printer4.6cm x 6.1cm= 27.87cm2
1200 dpi high-end printer2.3cm x 3.0cm= 6.97cm2

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For decades, advances in camera technology have been measured in 'megapixels', although more pixels doesn't always mean better quality. The same metric can also be used to describe the resolution of photos, or digital screens. This megapixel calculator brings it all together. Calculate, compare, visualise and estimate.


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