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Pixel size, Equivalent pixel densities aps-c and full frame

normadel
Enthusiast

I have an EOS 60D 18 Megapixels and a 6D that's  20 Megapixaels.  I'll make two statements that I think are true:

1. The 60D has higher pixel density than the 6D.

2. The 6D's pixels are larger.

Right?

What full-frame megapixel count would give equivalent pixel density to the aps-c 18 MP sensor? Is there a simple ratio? Like 1.6?

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jrhoffman75
Legend

Ratio between 60D and 6D pixel density is 2.3. Multiply 20MP for 6D by the ratio equals 46MP. 

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As a check, pixel density of 45MP EOS R5 is 5.21.

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John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic

ebiggs1
Legend

I will add a .2 difference is not going to make a big difference. Probably not even detectable unless you are at extreme enlargements. Your statements one and two are correct but not significant in this case.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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