PAL DVD: 0.41 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 = 720 x 576 = 414,720 pixels
  • Pixel count = 415 thousand pixels
  • Resolution = 415 kilo pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 30 x 24 mm (1.25)
  • Pixel density would be 20 pixels/mm or 510 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 50 micron (rather large)

Calculate (file) size

Print sizes

dpimax dim (imp)max surface
10 dpi billboard72.0" x 57.6"= 28.8 sq ft
72 dpi newspaper10.0" x 8.0"= 80 sq in
96 dpi minimum7.5" x 6.0"= 45 sq in
150 dpi magazine4.8" x 3.8"= 18.4 sq in
240 dpi inkjet printer3.0" x 2.4"= 7.2 sq in
300 dpi inkjet printer2.4" x 1.9"= 4.61 sq in
600 dpi laser printer1.2" x 1.0"= 1.15 sq in
1200 dpi high-end printer0.6" x 0.5"= 0.29 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