Cinequipt Estimate printed on November 21, 2017

CQ Sensor Size Comparison Chart - Updated 10/2016

Sensor Size Comparisons v3
Sensor or Format % Compared to
3 Perf
% Compared to Full Frame Sensor or Format Size
(in mm)
Image Circle
(in mm)
Film  
Super 35mm Film - 3 Perf 16x9 100% 66% 24.9 x 14 28.57
Super 35mm Film - Full Aperture 107.8% 71.1% 24.9 x 18.1 30.78
Super 16 Fim - 16x9 47.8% 31.6% 11.9 x 6.7 13.66
35mm Vistavision Film - 8 Perf Horizontal 158.3% 104.5% 37.72 x 24.92 45.21
35mm Techniscope Film - 2 Perf 83.8% 55.4 22 x 9.47 23.95
70mm IMAX Film 298.1% 196.8 70 x 48.5 85.16
65mm Ultra Panavision 201% 132.7% 52.6 x 23 57.41
Electronic  
Arri ALEXA / AMIRA - 16x9 95.6% 63.1% 23.8 x 13.4 27.31
Arri ALEXA / ALEXA Mini - 4x3 104% 68.7% 23.8 x 17.8 29.72
Arri ALEXA XT - Open Gate 117.3% 77.4% 28.2 x 18.1 33.51
Arri ALEXA 65 209.5% 138.3% 54.1 x 25.6 59.85
RED Weapon Dragon 8K Vista Vision 162.1% 107% 40.96 x 21.6 46.31
RED Weapon or EPIC-W 8K Helium S35 118.3% 78.1% 29.9 x 15.77 33.80
RED Weapon or Epic Dragon 6K 120.9% 79.8% 30.7 x 15.8 34.53
RED SCARLET-W Dragon 5K 101.3% 66.9% 25.6 x 13.5 28.94
RED RAVEN Dragon 4.5K 81.1% 53.5% 20.48 x 10.8 23.15
RED Epic or Scarlet MX 5K 109.6% 72.4% 27.7 x 14.6 31.30
RED Epic or Scarlet MX - 5K 16x9 103.9% 68.6% 25.9 x 14.5 29.68
RED One MX - 4K 16x9 88.7% 58.6% 22.1 x 12.4 25.34
Canon C700 4K Global Shutter - RAW 109.4% 72.2% 27.3 x 15.2 31.25
Canon C700 4.5K - RAW 114.3% 75.5% 28.9 x 15.2 32.65
Canon C700 - all models 4K DCI or 2K 103.8% 68.5% 26.24 x 13.8 29.65
Canon C300 Mk II 4K DCI or 2K 103.8% 68.5% 26.24 x 13.8 29.65
Canon C500 - C300 Mk II / C300 / C100 - 16x9 98.7% 65.2% 24.6 x 13.8 28.21
Canon 7D - HD Movie Mode 89.5% 59.1% 22.3 x 12.5 25.56
Canon 5D - 1D X - HD Movie Mode 144.7% 95.5% 36 x 20.3 41.33
Canon 5D / 1D X 151.5% 100% 26 x 24 43.27
Canon 1D C - 4K 118.2% 78% 28.1 x 18.7 33.75
Panasonic AG-AF100 - HD Motion Picture 75.6% 49.9% 18.8 x 10.6 21.58
Panasonic GH4 - 16x9 69.5% 45.9% 17.3 x 9.73 19.85
Panasonic VariCam35 / VariCam LT 97.2% 64.2% 24.6 x 12.9 27.78
Sony F35 / F3 / FS700 / FS100 94.8% 62.6% 23.6 x 13.3 27.15
Sony PXW-FS7 104.6% 69.1% 25.5 x 15.6 29.89
Sony F5 / F55 95.1% 62.8% 23.6 x 13.3 27.09
Sony F65 97.9% 64.6% 24.7 x 13.1 27.96
GoPro Hero 3 / 3+ / 4 Black - 4K 24.7% 13.6% 6.248 x 3.308 7.07
GoPro Hero 3 / 3+ / 4 Black - 16x9 25.1% 16.6% 6.248 x 3.514 7.17
Nikon D810 - FX Format Video 151.5% 100% 36 x 24 43.27
Nikon D810 - DX Format Video 94.8% 62.6% 23.6 x 13.3 27.09
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 50.1% 33.1% 12.48 x 7.02 14.32
Blackmagic 2.5K Cinema Camera 63.5% 41.9% 15.8 x 8.9 18.14
Blackmagic 4K Production Camera 84.8% 56% 21.12 x 11.88 24.23
Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K 101.8% 67.2% 25.34 x 14.25 29.07
AJA CION 89.1% 58.8% 22.5 x 11.9 25.45
2/3" HD Broadcast Cameras 38.5% 25.4% 8.8 x 6.6 11
Hi Speed Electronic  
Fastec TS3Cine - 1280 x 1024 80.2% 52.9% Not Published 22.9
Phantom Miro - 1920 x 1080 77.1% 50.9% 19.2 x 12.0 22.64
Phantom VEO 640S - 2560 x 1600 105.7% 69.8% 25.6 x 16.0 30.19
Phantom Flex 4K - 4096 x 2304 111.1% 73.4% 27.7 x 15.5 31.74
Phantom 65 Gold 205.6% 135.8% 51.2 x 28.8 58.74

Please note - portions of this chart are subjective.  It's data collected from various sources in an attempt to provide a simple reference tool, not an exhaustive collection of measurements and test results.  Please email gregm@cinequipt.com with your suggestions for changes.  Here's the link to a pdf version of the chart.

Credit - a lot of this info was gleaned from Abel Cine's 35mm Digital Sensor Comparison Chart, Tom Fletcher's Camera Comparison Chart, Duclos Lenses Image Circle Database, & the Sensor Size Comparison of Still/Motion Picture Cameras from Zeiss.

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