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 = 852 x 1280 = 1,090,560 pixels
  • Pixel count = 1.09 million pixels
  • Resolution = 1.09 mega pixels
  • A full frame sensor would be 16.1 x 24 mm (0.67)
  • Pixel density would be 24 pixels/mm or 600 pixels/inch (dpi)
  • Pixel pitch: 42.3 micron (rather large)

Calculate (file) size

Compressed image formats (estimated size)

JPG 100% 24bit/pixel223 KB
JPG 90% 24 bit/pixel111 KB
GIF 8bit/pixel, 255 colors334 KB
PNG losless 24bit/pixel634 KB
Lossless JPEG1.64 MB
Canon sRAW CR2954 KB
Canon mRAW CR21.43 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit uncompressed1.91 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit lossless compressed1.06 MB
Nikon NEF 14-bit compressed921 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 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