World's largest digital camera sensor is equivalent to 266 iPhones!

Vera C Rubin Observatory
Vera C Rubin Observatory (Image credit: Vera C Rubin Observatory)

The world's largest digital camera sensor is now nearing operation, with the final touches being put together on the mechanical assembly, we are edging ever closer to the first camera tests.

The sensor records a 3,200-megapixel image. Now that is 3.2 billion individual pixels, to reiterate, billion. The iPhone 14 has a 12-megapixel main sensor, which is paltry in comparison, 12 million individual pixels. So for the same resolution, it would require the combined sensors of 266 iPhones!

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Gareth Bevan
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Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.