Canon PowerShot ELPH 165 IS
Specs
Brand:  Canon 
Model:  PowerShot ELPH 165 IS 
Megapixels:  20.00 
Sensor:  1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm) 
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Sensor info
Canon ELPH 165 IS comes with a
1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm) CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of
7.70 mm (0.3") and a surface area of
28.46 mm².
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Actual sensor size
Note: Actual size is set to screen → change »
This is the actual size of the ELPH 165 IS sensor: ~6.16 x 4.62 mm
The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².
There are approx. 20,000,000 photosites (pixels) on this area.
Pixel pitch, which is a measure of the distance between pixels, is 1.19 µm.
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next.
Pixel or photosite area is 1.42 µm². The larger the photosite, the more light it can capture and the more information can be recorded.
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor. Canon ELPH 165 IS has a pixel density of 70.11 MP/cm².
These numbers are important in terms of assessing the overall quality of a digital camera. Generally, the bigger (and newer) the sensor, pixel pitch and photosite area, and the smaller the pixel density, the better the camera. If you want to see how ELPH 165 IS compares to other cameras, click here.
Pixel or photosite area is 1.42 µm². The larger the photosite, the more light it can capture and the more information can be recorded.
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor. Canon ELPH 165 IS has a pixel density of 70.11 MP/cm².
These numbers are important in terms of assessing the overall quality of a digital camera. Generally, the bigger (and newer) the sensor, pixel pitch and photosite area, and the smaller the pixel density, the better the camera. If you want to see how ELPH 165 IS compares to other cameras, click here.
Specifications
Brand:  Canon 
Model:  PowerShot ELPH 165 IS 
Also known as:  IXUS 165, IXY 160 (Japan) 
Effective megapixels:  20.00 
Total megapixels:  20.50 
Sensor size:  1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm) 
Sensor type:  CCD 
Sensor resolution:  5158 x 3878 
Max. image resolution:  5152 x 3864 
Crop factor:  5.62 
Optical zoom:  8x 
Digital zoom:  Yes 
ISO:  Auto, 1001600 
RAW support:  
Manual focus:  
Normal focus range:  5 cm 
Macro focus range:  1 cm 
Focal length (35mm equiv.):  28  224 mm 
Aperture priority:  No 
Max aperture:  f3.2  f6.9 
Max. aperture (35mm equiv.):  f18  f38.8 
Depth of field:  simulate → 
Metering:  Multi, Centerweighted, Spot 
Exposure Compensation:  ±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) 
Shutter priority:  No 
Min. shutter speed:  15 sec 
Max. shutter speed:  1/2000 sec 
Builtin flash:  
External flash:  
Viewfinder:  None 
White balance presets:  5 
Screen size:  2.7" 
Screen resolution:  230,000 dots 
Video capture:  
Max. video resolution:  1280x720 (25p) 
Storage types:  SD/SDHC/SDXC 
USB:  USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) 
HDMI:  
Wireless:  
GPS:  
Battery:  Liion Battery NB11L/ NB11LH 
Weight:  128 g 
Dimensions:  95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1 mm 
Year:  2015 
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Diagonal
The diagonal of ELPH 165 IS sensor is not 1/2.3 or 0.43" (11 mm) as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of
that value  0.3" (7.7 mm). If you want to know why, see
sensor sizes.
Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height
Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal = √  w² + h² 
Canon ELPH 165 IS diagonal:
w = 6.16 mm
h = 4.62 mm
h = 4.62 mm
Diagonal = √  6.16² + 4.62²  = 7.70 mm 
Surface area
Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.
Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm
Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²
Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm
Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²
Pixel pitch
Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the
next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =  sensor width in mm  × 1000 
sensor resolution width in pixels 
Canon ELPH 165 IS pixel pitch:
Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor resolution width = 5158 pixels
Sensor resolution width = 5158 pixels
Pixel pitch =  6.16  × 1000  = 1.19 µm 
5158 
Pixel area
The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²
You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =  sensor surface area in mm² 
effective megapixels 
Canon ELPH 165 IS pixel area:
Pixel pitch = 1.19 µm
Pixel area = 1.19² = 1.42 µm²
Pixel area = 1.19² = 1.42 µm²
Pixel density
Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
You could also use this formula:
Pixel density = (  sensor resolution width in pixels  )² / 1000000 
sensor width in cm 
You could also use this formula:
Pixel density =  effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000 
sensor surface area in mm² 
Canon ELPH 165 IS pixel density:
Sensor resolution width = 5158 pixels
Sensor width = 0.616 cm
Pixel density = (5158 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 70.11 MP/cm²
Sensor width = 0.616 cm
Pixel density = (5158 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 70.11 MP/cm²
Sensor resolution
Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher
than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications.
Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula.
For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.
1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.
2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:
Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X
1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.
2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000 → 

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X
Canon PowerShot ELPH 165 IS sensor resolution:
Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 20.00
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3878 × 1.33 = 5158
Resolution vertical: X = 3878
Sensor resolution = 5158 x 3878
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 20.00
r = 6.16/4.62 = 1.33 

Resolution vertical: X = 3878
Sensor resolution = 5158 x 3878
Crop factor
Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal
of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =  43.27 mm 
sensor diagonal in mm 
Canon ELPH 165 IS crop factor:
Sensor diagonal = 7.70 mm
Crop factor =  43.27  = 5.62 
7.70 
35 mm equivalent aperture
Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture
with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).
Canon PowerShot ELPH 165 IS equivalent aperture:
Crop factor = 5.62
Aperture = f3.2  f6.9
35mm equivalent aperture = (f3.2  f6.9) × 5.62 = f18  f38.8
Aperture = f3.2  f6.9
35mm equivalent aperture = (f3.2  f6.9) × 5.62 = f18  f38.8
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