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How many Megapixels does the Panasonic FZ330 have?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is equipped with a a 1/2.3-inch sensor that offers an image resolution of 12 megapixels (MP), or 12 million pixels. With its native aspect ratio of 4:3, the sensor has 4 000 horizontal pixels and 3 000 vertical pixels.

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A high megapixel count makes it possible to crop any captured image substantially or to make very large prints from the image file. On the downside, large megapixel files are slower to transfer and take up more storage space on the computer harddisk. Also, high-resolution imaging requires sharper, more expensive lenses than low-res picture taking.

How large can I print with 12 MP?

The maximum print size of the Panasonic FZ330 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 20 x 15 inches or 50.8 x 38.1 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 16 x 12 inches or 40.6 x 30.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 13.3 x 10 inches or 33.9 x 25.4 cm. Few people actually print their images that large on a regular basis, but it is nice to have the option to make very large prints of exceptional shots. Also, as mentioned earlier, a key advantage of high-MP cameras is that it is possible to crop an image ex-post and thereby, for example, change the composition of the capture or zoom in on some detail.

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Panasonic FZ330 to those of several similar cameras. In addition to sensor class and megapixel count, DXO values are reported as indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better). Three aspects are covered: 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.
 
Panasonic FZ330 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30004K/30p19.311.09738
2.
 
Canon G3 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.352163
3.
 
Canon SX60 1/2.3 14.2 4608 30721080/60p19.210.812739
4.
 
Fujifilm X30 2/3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p20.411.2-31249
5.
 
Leica X-U Typ 113 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.813.0161480
6.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.751764
7.
 
Panasonic LX100 Four Thirds 12.7 4112 30884K/30p22.312.555367
8.
 
Panasonic FZ200 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.110.811437
9.
 
Panasonic FZ150 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.410.913240
10.
 
Panasonic LX5 1/1.7 10.0 3648 2736720/60p19.610.813241
11.
 
Sony RX10 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p23.012.653170
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
Further information on the sensor in the Panasonic FZ330 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the FZ330 was initially launched in July 2015 at a price of $599.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Panasonic FZ330
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 25-600mm f/2.8
    Launch Date July 2015
    Launch Price USD 599
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 28 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 12 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 000 x 3 000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.53 μm
    Pixel Density 42.74 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6 400 ISO
    Image Processor Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 38
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 19.3
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.0
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 97
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 12 shutter flaps/s
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type DMW-BLC12 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)380 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 132 x 92 x 117 mm
    (5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6 in)
    Camera Weight 691 g (24.4 oz)

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