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

Definition of megapixel

: one million pixels

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The photo quality is definitely the worst of the bunch (think a low-megapixel selfie camera), and its colors are the least accurate. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "The best instant camera for the beach," 10 Aug. 2018 But poor people are not coming online because another core in the processor or megapixel in the camera matters to them. The Economist, "How the world’s poor are discovering leisure online," 8 June 2019 The front camera has 8 megapixels of resolution and autofocus. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: more, more, more," 17 Aug. 2018 Two back-facing cameras will ship in the iPhone XS, both rated 12 megapixels: a wide-angle camera (f/1.8) and a telephoto camera (f/2.4). Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple announces iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, coming September 21," 12 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of megapixel

1983, in the meaning defined above

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