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Cameras are moving away from TVL (TeleVision Lines) for analogue cameras to digital megapixels. Often it is difficult to convert between the two let alone using aspect ratios.

Here are a few interesting conversions, names and sizes to help you.

MP Width (Vertical Pixels) Height (Horizontal Pixels) TotalPixels
1MP/720P 1280 720 921,600
QVGA/960P 1280 960 1228,800
1.3MP 1280 1024 1310,720
2MP/1080P 1920 1080 2073,600
2.3MP 1920 1200 2304,000
3MP 2048 1536 3145,728
5MP 2560 1920 4915,200
6MP 3032 2008 6088,256
8MP 3264 2448 7990,272

Resolution names

Resolution name Horizontal x Vertical pixels Other names Devices
8K 7,680×4,320 none Concept TVs
“Cinema” 4K 4,096x[unspecified] 4K Projectors
UHD 3,840×2,160 4K, Ultra HD, Ultra-High Definition TVs
2K 2,048x[unspecified] none Projectors
WUXGA 1,920×1,200 Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array Monitors, projectors
1080p 1,920×1,080 Full HD, FHD, HD, High Definition TVs, monitors
720p 1,280×720 HD, High Definition TVs

Aspect ratios – Typical sizes

4:3 600 x 800
768 x 1024
864 x 1152
960 x 1280
1050 x 1400
1080 x 1440
1200 x 1600
1260 x 1680
1440 x 1920
1536 x 2048
1920 x 2560
2100 x 2800
2400 x 3200
3072 x 4096
1024 x 1280
2048 x 2560
3000 x 3750
16:10 960 x 600
1152 x 720
1280 x 800
1440 x 900
1680 x 1050
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1600
2880 x 1800
3840 x 2400
5120 x 3200
16:9 960 x 540
1024 x 576
1280 x 720
1366 x 768
1600 x 900
1920 x 1080
2048 x 1152
2400 x 1350
2560 x 1440
2880 x 1620
3554 x 1999
3840 x 2160

If you know one number and not the other, you can either calculate it with a calculator with ratio or use the many wonderful screen ratio calculators online. Hope this helps.

Handykam.com team

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