For example the so called 1 1 8 inch format with a 9 mm sensor diagonal has a crop factor of almost 5 relative to the 43 3 mm diagonal of 35 mm film.
1 5 sensor cameras.
In terms of point and shoot cameras the sony rx100 brings a 1 inch type sensor to the party and canon has released the not quite a compact g1 x with a 1 5 inch sensor.
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The nokia n8 s 1 1 83 sensor was the largest in a phone in late 2011.
You should be aware that 1 n designations do not tell you the diagonal of the sensor.
The g1x s 1 5 sensor would be slightly larger than the m4 3 sensor roughly the same size as sigma s foveon x3 which has 1 7x crop and size of 13 8 x 20 7mm or only slightly smaller than the sensor in canon s aps c dslrs.
Crop sensor cameras or aps c cameras have smaller sensors and the resulting image magnification is called the crop factor as you can see in action in the images above.
This weird and confusing way of designating sensor sizes dates back to the 50s and is related to the way the first vidicon tv cameras were described.
1 1 7 inch 7 6mm by 5 7mm.
In 2017 canon announced its g1 x big 1 stacked cmos sensor compact the price is also too big approx 1600 see g1 x at amazon its the best compact camera ever made it comes with 24 3 mp high sensitivity cmos sensor.
The nikon 1 series uses a 1 sensor.
It varies by manufacturer canon is 1 6x and nikon is 1 5x but we ll use 1 5 as an example here.
Sensor sizes of around 1 6 are common in camera phones webcams and digital camcorders.
Update on sensor size.
Therefore these cameras are equipped with lenses that are about one fifth of the focal lengths that would be typical on a 35 mm point and shoot film camera.
The true diagonal is approximately two thirds of the specified size.
The nokia 808 surpasses compact cameras with its 41 million pixels 1 1 2 sensor.