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 = 4000 x 3000 = 12,000,000 pixels
  • Pixel count = 12MP pixels
  • Resolution = 12MP pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 31.9 x 24 mm (1.33)
  • Pixel density would be 111 pixels/mm or 2820 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 9 micron (rather large)

Calculate (file) size

Uncompressed RAW/BMP

TIFF Monochrome 8bit/pixel12MB
RAW/DNG 10 bits/pixel15MB
RAW/DNG 12 bits/pixel18MB
RAW/DNG 14 bits/pixel21MB
RAW/DNG 16 bits/pixel24MB
BMP RGB 3x8 bit/pixel36MB
OPENEXR RGBA 4x16 bit/pixel96MB

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