PAL VCD: 0.1 megapixel

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 = 352 x 288 = 101,376 pixels
  • Pixel count = 101 thousand pixels
  • Resolution = 101 kilo pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 29.3 x 24 mm (1.22)
  • Pixel density would be 10 pixels/mm or 250 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 102.3 micron (rather large)

Calculate (file) size

Uncompressed RAW/BMP

TIFF Monochrome 8bit/pixel101 KB
RAW/DNG 10 bits/pixel127 KB
RAW/DNG 12 bits/pixel152 KB
RAW/DNG 14 bits/pixel177 KB
RAW/DNG 16 bits/pixel203 KB
BMP RGB 3x8 bit/pixel304 KB
OPENEXR RGBA 4x16 bit/pixel811 KB

Compare to

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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.

References

Photo tools

Aspect ratio
Image Width x Height → aspect ratio
Composition calc
Focal length, subject distance, crop factor → image composition
Depth-of-Field
Aperture, focal length, subject distance, crop → depth-of-field
DPI calculator
Print Width x Height and dpi → megapixels
Image filesizes
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