mega·​pix·​el | \ ˈme-gə-ˌpik-səl , -ˌsel\

Definition of megapixel

: one million pixels

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Shooting up to three frames per second at 64 megapixels and on such a large sensor size is no small feat, but Leica pulls it off with great performance and responsiveness. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "The Leica S3 is a frustratingly awesome medium format DSLR," 27 Sep. 2018 From a performance standpoint, the Spectra ISP can support 22 megapixels at 30 frames per second using concurrent dual cameras; or 48MP at 30fps using a single camera. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 The megapixel count is the same, but the camera unit isn’t. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Here’s why the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are Google’s most expensive phones ever," 9 Oct. 2018 The best cameras, rather than crowing about megapixels and chromatic aberration, now offer something your phone can’t. David Pierce, WSJ, "This Camera Crushes Your Phone—and Still Fits in Your Pocket," 29 July 2018 The photo spans over 190 degrees from left to right and is compiled from 115 separate images stitched together to create a panoramic experience at a resolution of over 1 gigapixel—1,030 megapixels to be exact. Chris Clarke, Popular Mechanics, "Get Lost In This 1 Gigapixel Photo Inside the USAF Museum," 30 Jan. 2017 The camera has a 24.3 megapixel sensor with ultra-fast autofocus and shooting. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Nikon D750 with 24-120mm VR Lens Kit," 7 Nov. 2016 Regardless, the 12-megapixel rear camera does have some minor upgrades from last year and the selfie cam has gotten a boost from 5 to 8 megapixels. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "Moto Sticks to Its Mods With the Z3 Play," 6 June 2018 The 13-megapixel camera has a slightly better resolution than Redmi’s main rear camera, but the ZenFone’s selfie camera is a weak 8 megapixels compared to Redmi’s 20-megapixel sensor. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is priced cheaper than Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro," 23 Apr. 2018

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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