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 = 818 x 1364 = 1,115,752 pixels
  • Pixel count = 1.12 million pixels
  • Resolution = 1.12 mega pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 14.4 x 24 mm (0.6)
  • Pixel density would be 23 pixels/mm or 580 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 44 micron (rather large)

Calculate (file) size

Compressed image formats (estimated size)

JPG 100% 24bit/pixel228 KB
JPG 90% 24 bit/pixel114 KB
GIF 8bit/pixel, 255 colors342 KB
PNG losless 24bit/pixel648 KB
Lossless JPEG1.67 MB
Canon sRAW CR2976 KB
Canon mRAW CR21.46 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit uncompressed1.95 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit lossless compressed1.08 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit compressed942 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