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What is the pixel pitch of the Nikon W150?

The Nikon Coolpix W150 provides 13 megapixels from a 1/3.1-inch sensor. This pixel density gives rise to a size of the individual pixel of 1.11µm.

The pixel size or pixel pitch can be calculated by dividing the sensor area by the pixel count and then taking the square root. In particular, the sensor in the Nikon W150 measures 4.7mm in width and 3.5mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 16 mm2. Moreover, the W150 has 4 160 horizontal pixels and 3 120 vertical pixels, for a total of 13 megapixels. Then, the size (height or width) of each individual pixel can be calculated as the square root of the ratio of the sensor area (16 mm2) to the MP count (12 979 200).

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Larger pixels provide advantages with respect to gathering light, particularly in low-light situations. Large pixels notably have a better signal to noise ratio, meaning that they can better differentiate between incoming photons and the noisy signals that the internal processes of the camera create. As a result, big pixels are particularly helpful to the photographer when shooting with high ISO settings.

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Nikon W150 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon W150 1/3.1 13.0 4160 31201080/30p22.113.8405865
2.
 
Leica Q2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/30p26.413.5249196
3.
 
Nikon B600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p20.712.2109552
4.
 
Nikon A1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p20.712.2109552
5.
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p20.612.1104451
6.
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p20.512.093850
7.
 
Panasonic TS7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p20.612.1102851
8.
 
Ricoh WG-6 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p20.712.2110452
9.
 
Ricoh WG-60 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p20.612.2107251
10.
 
Sony RX0 II 1-inch 15.4 4800 32004K/30p22.112.455565
11.
 
Sony RX0 1-inch 15.4 4800 32001080/60p22.412.454868
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
Further information on the sensor in the Nikon W150 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the W150 was initially launched in April 2019 at a price of $159.

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Camera to camera comparisons

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Nikon W150
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 30-90mm f/3.3-5.9
    Launch Date April 2019
    Launch Price USD 159
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/3.1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 4.7 x 3.5 mm
    Sensor Area 16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 5.9 mm
    Crop Factor 7.4x
    Sensor Resolution 13 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 160 x 3 120 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.11 μm
    Pixel Density 78.90 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 1 600 ISO
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 2.7 inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 4.7 shutter flaps/s
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (10m)
    Battery Type EN-EL19 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)220 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 110 x 67 x 38 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 177 g (6.2 oz)

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