Digital camera photography chart

This digital camera photography chart lists: true megapixels,
pixel dimension, raw file size, and dimensions at 300 dpi*.
If I want to professionally print a photograph, then it should be at least 300 dpi. If you are printing an image from a 2 megapixel camera, then the image should not be larger than about 6 x 4″ if you do not want poor quality photo.

megapixel dimensions raw size 300 dpi
(pixel x pixel) (MB) (inches x inches)
0.3 640 x 480 0.9 2.1 x 1.6
0.4 768 x 576 1.27 2.6 x 1.9
0.8 1024 x 768 2.25 3.4 x 2.6
1 1152 x 864 2.85 3.8 x 2.9
1.1 1216 x 912 3.17 4 x 3
1.2 1280 x 960 3.52 4.3 x 3.2
1.3 1280 x 1024 3.75 4.3 x 3.4
1.4 1344 x 1024 3.94 4.5 x 3.4
1.4 1280 x 1084 3.97 4.3 x 3.6
1.5 1520 x 1008 4.38 5 x 3.4
1.6 1536 x 1024 4.5 5.1 x 3.4
1.6 1472 x 1104 4.65 4.9 x 4.7
1.7 1360 x 1234 4.8 4.5 x 4.1
1.9 1600 x 1200 5.49 5.3 x 4
2 1728 x 1152 5.7 5.8 x 3.8
2 1632 x 1232 5.75 5.4 x 4.1
2 1760 x 1168 5.88 5.9 x 3.9
2.1 1792 x 1200 6.15 6 x 4
2.1 1800 x 1200 6.18 6 x 4
2.3 1901 x 1212 6.59 6.3 x 4
2.3 1712 x 1368 6.7 5.7 x 4.6
2.6 1856 x 1392 7.39 6.2 x 4.6
2.6 2000 x 1312 7.51 6.7 x 4.4
2.7 1984 x 1360 7.72 6.6 x 4.5
3 1984 x 1488 8.45 6.6 x 5
3 2016 x 1512 8.72 6.7 x 5
3.1 2032 x 1524 8.86 6.8 x 5
3.1 2048 x 1536 9 6.8 x 5.1
3.1 2160 x 1440 8.9 7.2 x 4.8
3.4 2268 x 1512 9.8 7.6 x 5
3.8 2240 x 1680 10.8 7.5 x 5.6
3.8 2272 x 1680 10.9 7.6 x 5.6
3.8 2400 x 1600 11 8 x 5.3
3.9 2272 x 1704 11.1 7.6 x 5.7
3.9 2288 x 1712 11.2 7.6 x 5.7
3.9 2304 x 1704 11.2 7.7 x 5.7
3.9 2304 x 1712 11.3 7.7 x 5.7
4 2304 x 1728 11.4 7.7 x 5.8
4 2448 x 1632 11.4 8.2 x 5.4
4 2464 x 1648 11.6 8.2 x 5.5
4.3 2400 x 1800 12.4 8 x 6
4.9 2560 x 1920 14.1 8.5 x 6.4
4.9 2540 x 1932 14 8.5 x 6.4
5 2592 x 1944 14.4 8.6 x 6.5
5.1 2608 x 1952 14.6 8.7 x 6.5
5.9 3008 x 1960 16.9 10 x 6.5
6 3008 x 2000 17.2 10 x 6.7
5.9 2816 x 2112 17 9.4 x 7
6 2832 x 2128 17.2 9.4 x 7
6 3032 x 2008 17.4 10.1 x 6.7
6.1 2856 x 2142 17.5 9.5 x 7.1
6.2 2872 x 2160 17.7 9.6 x 7.2
6.3 3072 x 2048 18 10.2 x 6.8
7 3072 x 2304 20.3 10.2 x 7.7
7.1 3264 x 2176 20.3 10.9 x 7.3
8 3264 x 2448 22.9 10.9 x 8.2
8.2 3504 x 2336 23.4 11.7 x 7.8
8.3 3350 x 2482 23.8 11.2 x 8.3
11 4064 x 2704 31.4 13.6 x 9
12.1 4256 x 2848 34.7 14.2 x 9.5
12.3 4048 x 3040 35.2 13.5 x 10.1
13.5 4500 x 3000 38.6 15 x 10
16.6 4072 x 4072 47.4 13.6 x 13.6
16.6 4992 x 3328 47.5 16.6 x 11

* The definition of DPI is: Dots Per Inch. A measure of the resolution of a printer, scanner, or monitor. It refers to the number of dots in a one-inch line. The more dots per inch, the higher the resolution.

What is Megapixel?

A pixel is one dot of information in a digital photograph. Digital photos are made up of millions of tiny dots (Mega = Million).

It can be define megapixels in one way: more of them lets you make larger prints.

This table shows the most common “acceptable” print sizes based on the number of megapixels.

Number of Megapixels Acceptable Print Size (Inches)
2.0 4 x 6 [standard]
3.0 5 x 7
4.0 8 x 10
5.0 8 x 12
6.0 9 x 12
8.0 11 x 14
10.0 12 x 16
12.0 16 x 20
14.0 18 x 24

 

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