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 = 1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600 pixels
  • Pixel count = 2.07MP pixels
  • Resolution = 2.07MP pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 42.7 x 24 mm (1.78)
  • Pixel density would be 53 pixels/mm or 1350 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 18.8 micron (rather large)

Calculate (file) size

Print sizes

dpimax dim (imp)max surface
10 dpi billboard192.0" x 108.0"= 144 sq ft
72 dpi newspaper26.7" x 15.0"= 400 sq in
96 dpi minimum20.0" x 11.3"= 225 sq in
150 dpi magazine12.8" x 7.2"= 92.2 sq in
240 dpi inkjet printer8.0" x 4.5"= 36 sq in
300 dpi inkjet printer6.4" x 3.6"= 23 sq in
600 dpi laser printer3.2" x 1.8"= 5.76 sq in
1200 dpi high-end printer1.6" x 0.9"= 1.44 sq in

Compare to

4K TV (16:9)8K TV (16:9)HDCAMNTSC DVDNTSC SVCDNTSC TVNTSC VCDPAL DVDPAL SVCDPAL VCDQuicktime HD 1080pQuicktime HD 720pQuicktime SD 480p

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.

References

Photo tools

Aspect ratio
Image Width x Height → aspect ratio
Composition Calculator
Focal length, distance, crop factor → image composition
Depth-of-Field Calculator
Aperture, focal length, subject distance, crop → depth-of-field
DPI calculator
Print Width x Height and dpi → megapixels
Image filesize calculator
Image Width x Height JPG/RAW/PNG → bytes
Light calculator (EV)
Aperture, shutter time, ISO → Exposure Value
Megapixel calculator
Image Width x Height → megapixels
Megapixel Aspects
See megapixels in different aspect ratios