mega·​pix·​el ˈme-gə-ˌpik-səl How to pronounce megapixel (audio)
: one million pixels

Examples of megapixel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its cameras are much the same (50 megapixel main, 10 megapixel telephoto, 12 megapixel ultrawide), though the ultrawide claims better low-light performance. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 10 July 2024 The digital camera improvement curve represented the ongoing increase of megapixels in smartphone cameras. Will Daniel, Fortune, 9 July 2024 The cameras combine to supply eight times as many megapixels of imagery as the previous camera suite, with the ability to see three times farther ahead thanks to installation of a new narrow-field-of-view front camera. Dan Carney, Popular Science, 12 June 2024 But, the scope can actually go even further, pixel binning down to just two megapixels but increasing the effective pixel size to 2.9µm. Tim Stevens, Ars Technica, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for megapixel 

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of megapixel was in 1983

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“Megapixel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: one million pixels
a two-megapixel digital camera
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