Sensor Formats

Some articles on sensor formats, sensor, formats:

Common Image Sensor Formats - Table of Sensor Formats and Sizes
... Sensor formats of digital cameras are mostly expressed in the non-standardized "inch" system as approximately 1.5 times the length of the diagonal of the sensor ... David Pogue of The New York Times states that "the actual sensor size is much smaller than what the camera companies publish – about one-third smaller." For example, a camera advertising a 1/2.7 ... Instead of "formats", these sensor sizes are often called types, as in "1/2-inch-type CCD." Due to inch-based sensor formats being not standardized, their exact dimensions may vary, but those listed are typical ...