PAL SVCD: 0.28 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 = 480 x 576 = 276,480 pixels
  • Pixel count = 276 thousand pixels
  • Resolution = 276 kilo pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 19.9 x 24 mm (0.83)
  • Pixel density would be 13 pixels/mm or 340 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 75 micron (rather large)

Calculate (file) size

Print sizes

dpimax dim (imp)max surface
10 dpi billboard48.0" x 57.6"= 19.2 sq ft
72 dpi newspaper6.7" x 8.0"= 53.3 sq in
96 dpi minimum5.0" x 6.0"= 30 sq in
150 dpi magazine3.2" x 3.8"= 12.3 sq in
240 dpi inkjet printer2.0" x 2.4"= 4.8 sq in
300 dpi inkjet printer1.6" x 1.9"= 3.07 sq in
600 dpi laser printer0.8" x 1.0"= 0.77 sq in
1200 dpi high-end printer0.4" x 0.5"= 0.19 sq in

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 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 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