mega·​pix·​el | \ ˈme-gə-ˌpik-səl How to pronounce megapixel (audio) , -ˌsel \

Definition of megapixel

: one million pixels

Examples of megapixel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new camera has a larger 23.6 megapixel sensor than last year's model, while the footage seemed a little steadier than the Hero8, which was a substantial upgrade over the previous Hero7. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "GoPro releases Hero9 with larger camera, bigger battery and a preview 'selfie' screen," 16 Sep. 2020 The regular camera has a dazzling 108 megapixels, and is designed, theoretically, to provide sharper images, while the ultrawide and 5X telephoto lens both have 12 megapixel sensors. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Samsung Note20 Ultra review: Why this big phone works for the COVID era," 18 Aug. 2020 The takeaway for you is that cameras featuring the ability to capture higher megapixel images are generally able to produce higher quality images. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, "5 Tips for Getting Better Trail Camera Pictures," 3 Sep. 2019 Like the Echo Show 5, this model features a 1 megapixel camera, so video resolution is solid. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend," 11 July 2020 Finally, there’s the webcam: just a 1 megapixel user-facing camera, from a company that manufactures smartphones with some excellent camera sensors inside. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Samsung's Galaxy Book S is the first laptop with Intel's hybrid Lakefield chip inside," 29 May 2020 Coupled with the 40 megapixels of digital zoom, the setup captures a usable image at up to 50x—enough power to get a clear picture of the man in the moon. Popular Science, "The 100 greatest innovations of 2019," 3 Dec. 2019 Galaxy Z Flip review:24 hours with Samsung's new foldable phone Focus on megapixels:Galaxy S20 has a 108MP camera. Bob O'donnnell, USA TODAY, "From smartphones to flip phones and bending tablets: Why the future is foldable," 20 Feb. 2020 The 20 megapixel units have an 80-foot detection and flash range and 1080p video capability. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, "The Best New Trail Cameras for 2019," 18 Apr. 2019

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Megapixel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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