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Sensor Size: A Relative Size Comparison Tool for Camera Sensors

Idan Shechter, the guy behind Camera Size, has launched a new website for photographers who understand sizes better through visual comparisons than through specs and figures. Sensor Size is a website that offers quick visual comparisons of sensors found in popular digital cameras. Select the cameras you want to check out from a couple of drop-down menus, and the sensors are displayed in relative sizes next to each other. You can also stack the images or display them in a 3D overlay for a better view.

Here are some sample comparisons we did:

The Canon 5D Mark III‘s full frame sensor next to the Nokia PureView 808‘s 41-megapixel sensor next to the iPhone 4S‘s sensor:

A full frame sensor next to an APS-C crop factor sensor:

The sensors found in three popular mirrorless cameras: the Fujifilm X-Pro1, the Olympus OM-D E-M5, and the Nikon 1 V1:

Canon’s crop factor sensor next to the sensor found in its popular compact camera, the S100:

Sensor Size: Image Sensor Relative Size Comparison Tool [Sensor Size]