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 And there's cameras a plenty on the Z Fold3 5G: five in all, including an under display camera and a rear triple camera with 12 megapixel ultra-wide, wide-angle and telephoto lenses. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 27 Aug. 2021 Its 8200 mAh is rated for seven hours of back to back meetings with dual microphones and its five megapixel forward facing camera. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Its five-megapixel video calling camera can be used for chats with the grandparents. Lauren Goode, Wired, 28 Sep. 2021 Microsoft's Surface cameras have been beefed up too, with a more powerful 10 megapixel rear camera. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 22 Sep. 2021 There is a common misconception that sensor size and megapixel counts are the most important considerations when assessing camera specs and image quality. Marco Chiappetta, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Then again, smartphone history shows us that increasing the camera’s megapixel count alone isn’t enough to improve photo quality. Chris Smith, BGR, 2 Sep. 2021 Lastly, for mobile, GF shared that its imaging solutions for smartphone cameras now support stacked CMOS image sensors with 200+ megapixel resolution, high-dynamic-range, slow-motion and better power efficiency. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 And all of these implications can be triggered by a single megapixel image obtained at a reasonable cost. Avi Loeb, Scientific American, 2 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of megapixel

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Megapixel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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