HDCAM: 1.56 megapixel

Calculate megapixels

Pixel resolution

  • Size = 1440 x 1080 = 1,555,200 pixels
  • Pixel count = 1.56 million pixels
  • Resolution = 1.56 mega pixels

Aspect ratio

  • Aspect ratio: 1.33
  • "landscape" (horizontal) orientation
  • Type of aspect ratio = "TV 4:3"
  • Full frame sensor has 40 pixels/mm or 1020 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 25 micron

Shape

Calculate (file) size

Uncompressed RAW/BMP

TIFF Monochrome 8bit/pixel1.56 MB
RAW/DNG 10 bits/pixel1.94 MB
RAW/DNG 12 bits/pixel2.33 MB
RAW/DNG 14 bits/pixel2.72 MB
RAW/DNG 16 bits/pixel3.11 MB
BMP RGB 3x8 bit/pixel4.67 MB
OPENEXR RGBA 4x16 bit/pixel12.4 MB

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Background

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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