Image Dimensions in Common Usage

Collated by Paul Bourke
May 2000

Dimensions Ratio Comments
8x8 1  
16x16 1 Macintosh cursor size
Supported by Windows icon format
32x32 1 Macintosh icon size
Supported by Windows icon format
64x64 1 Supported by Windows icon format
88x31 2.8387 WWW micro banner
128x96 1 1/3  
160x120 1 1/3 NTSC 13" 1/16th
CuSeeMe small image size
Considered a "small" QuickTime movie
160x144 1.1111  
176x144 1.2222  
180x132 1.3636  
180x135 1 1/3  
192x144 1 1/3 PAL 1/16
234x60 3.9 WWW small banner
256x192 1 1/3 10"/12" 1/4
320x200 1.6 Called CGA, IBM PS/2
320x240 1 1/3 NTSC 13" 1/4
CuSeeMe image size
iPod native resolution.
320x288 1.1111  
320x400 0.8 Amigo
352x288 1.2222 PAL Video CD
352x240 1.46666 NTSC Video CD
384x256 1.5 Photo CD
384x288 1 1/3 PAL 1/4
392x72 5.444444 WWW banner
400x300 1 1/3  
460x55 8.36363636 WWW banner
480x320 1.5 Apple iPhone
468x32 14.625 WWW banner
468x60 7.8 WWW banner
512x342 1.497 Original Macintosh screen
512x384 1 1/3  
544x372 1.4623 WebTV image size
640x350 1.82857 Called EGA, IBM
640x480 1 1/3 480p, NTSC full
Called PGA, IBM VGA
640x576 1.1111  
704x576 1.22222 Full image size from ASUS video capture with TNT2
720x350 2.05714286 Called MDA, IBM / VESA
720x400 1.8 Called MCGA, IBM/VESA
720x480 1.5 Format 480p. NTSC video format as used by DPS PVR video hardware.
NTSC DV
SDTV
720x483 1.49068323 SDTV
720x484 1.48760331 Alternative Media-100 NTSC, eg: Media-100
720x486 40/27 CCIR 601 NTSC
720x540 1 1/3 CCIR 601 NTSC Sq
720x576 1.25 CCIR 601 DV PAL and DV SECAM
729x348 2.094828 Hercules graphics
768x576
Subtract 75 from left/right and 55 top/bottom for the PAL "safe" area
1 1/3 CCIR 601 PAL full
800x600 1 1/3 Called SVGA resolution. Used in the first generation of LCD projectors (their native resolution).
832x624 1 1/3 Macintosh
856x480 1.78333333  
896x600 1.49333333  
960x720 1 1/3 Non standard digital TV format supported by some suppliers.
1024x576 16/9 WSVGA, HDTV / DVD
1024x768 1 1/3 XGA. Native resolution of many LCD projectors.
Used by VisionStation and VisionStation 3.
1080x720 1.5 HDTV
1152x768 1.5
1152x864 1 1/3 VESA
1152x870 1.3241 Macintosh
1152x900 1.28 Sun / SGI
1280x720 16/9 Format 720p.
HDTV
WXGA
1280x800 1.6  
1280x854 1.498829 Mac G4 15" laptop
1280x960 1 1/3 SXVGA
1280x992 1.29 Optimised on the PowerStorm 350 OpenGL card/drivers from Compaq
1280x1024 5/4 SXGA
1360x766 1.77545692  
1365x768 16:9 (nearly, 1.77734375) NEC 61" plasma
1366x768 16:9 (nearly, 1.77864583) WXGA, eg: Sanyo PLV70
1365x1024 1 1/3 VisionStation 3 with upgrade and VisionStation 5.
1400x788 1.77664975 WXGA+
Native on some JVC projectors
1400x1050 1.3671875 SXGA+
DELL Laptop
1440x900 1.6 Apple 17" G4 laptop
1520x856 1.77570093  
1536x1536 1.0 Standard amoung fisheye images in the planetarium industry
1600x900 16:9  
1600x1024 1.5625  
1600x1200 4/3 UXGA
1792x1120 1.6  
1792x1344 1 1/3  
1824x1128 1.61702128  
1824x1368 1 1/3  
1856x1392 1 1/3  
1920x1080 16/9 1080i format. HDTV, known as 1K
1920x1200 8/5 UXGA+
1920x1440 1 1/3  
2000x1280 1.5625 QXGA
2048x1152 16:9 QWXGA
2048x1536 1 1/3 QXGA, Feature film, known as 2K
Also used by DOME display controllers
2048x2048 1 Tiger high resolution display.
Standard amoung fisheye images in the planetarium industry.
2500x1340 1.86567  
2560x1600 1.6 WQXGA. For example, Apple and DELL 30 inch displays.
Required dual link DVI.
3072x2252 1.3641 Sometimes used for IMAX (?)
3600x2400 4/3 QUXGA
3600x2613 1.37772675 Sometimes used for IMAX (?)
3600x3600 1.0 Standard amoung fisheye images in the planetarium industry
3840x2400 8/5 QUXGA+
4096x3072 1 1/3 Image size for IMAX 3D rendering, known as 4K
4096x4096 1.0 Standard amoung fisheye images in the planetarium industry
7680x4320 16/9 UHDTV




Camera sensor sizes

Compiled by Paul Bourke
January 2014

Sensor Width (mm) Height (mm) Diagonal (mm) Area (mm2) Examples
Full Frame 36 24 864
APS-H 27.9 18.6
APS-C 23.6 15.6 28.3 369
APS-C Canon 22.2 14.9 26.82 332
1.5" 18.7 14 23.36 262 Canon G1X
MFT 4/3" 17.3 13 21.6 225
1" 12.8 9.6 15.86 116 Sony RX100, Nikon 1 Series
1/1.2" 10.67 8 13.33 85.33 Nokia 808
16mm film
2/3" 8.8 6.6 11 58.10 Fujifilm X20, Nokia Lumia 1020
1/1.7" 7.6 5.7 9.5 43.3 Canon S110, Panasonic DMC-LX7 and the Nikon P7000
1/1.8" 7.18 5.32 8.93 38.2 Nokia N8, Olympus C-5050, C-5060, C-7070
1/2" 6.4 4.8 8 30.7 Fujifilm HS30EXR
1/2.3" 6.17 4.55 7.66 28.5 Canon IXUS 255 HS, Samsung Galaxy Camera, Pentax Q
1/2.5" 5.76 4.29 7.18 24.7 Nokia Lumia 1520, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5
Super 8mm film
1/3" 4.8 3.6 6 17.3 HTC One, iPhone 6
8mm film
1/3.2" 4.54 3.42 5.66 15.5 iPhone-5
1/3.6" 4 3 5 12 Nokia Lumia 720




Paper Sizes

Written by Paul Bourke
October 2001

ISO paper sizes in mm

A Series FormatsB Series FormatsC Series Formats
4A0 1682 x 2378 - - - -
2A0 1189 x 1682 - - - -
A0 841 x 1189 B0 1000 x 1414 C0 917 x 1297
A1 594 x 841 B1 707 x 1000 C1 648 x 917
A2 420 x 594 B2 500 x 707 C2 458 x 648
A3 297 x 420 B3 353 x 500 C3 324 x 458
A4 210 x 297 B4 250 x 353 C4 229 x 324
A5 148 x 210 B5 176 x 250 C5 162 x 229
A6 105 x 148 B6 125 x 176 C6 114 x 162
A7 74 x 105 B7 88 x 125 C7 81 x 114
A8 52 x 74 B8 62 x 88 C8 57 x 81
A9 37 x 52 B9 44 x 62 C9 40 x 57
A10 26 x 37 B10 31 x 44 C10 28 x 40




High resolution screen size comparison.
Courtesy Peter Morse.