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 = 7680 x 4320 = 33,177,600 pixels
  • Pixel count = 33.2 million pixels
  • Resolution = 33.2 mega pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 42.7 x 24 mm (1.78)
  • Pixel density would be 213 pixels/mm or 5420 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 4.7 micron (very fine)

Calculate (file) size

Compressed image formats (estimated size)

JPG 100% 24bit/pixel6.77 MB
JPG 90% 24 bit/pixel3.39 MB
GIF 8bit/pixel, 255 colors10.2 MB
PNG losless 24bit/pixel19.3 MB
Lossless JPEG49.8 MB
Canon sRAW CR229 MB
Canon mRAW CR243.5 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit uncompressed58.1 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit lossless compressed32.2 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit compressed28 MB

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