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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To determine the camera quality, look to the megapixel count. Sian Babish,, 25 Feb. 2021 The 25 megapixel image is nothing short of amazing. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 13 May 2011 Most likely the 40 megapixel resolution will also be maintained. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 That gorgeous shot is from the European Southern Observatory's Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA), a 4.1 meter 'scope sitting in northern Chile that sports a 67 megapixel camera. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 3 Aug. 2011 There are rumors that the S23 Ultra will have a 200 megapixel camera, which almost doubles the 108MP resolution that’s been available on Samsung’s top-end non-folding phone since the S20 series. Mitchell Clark, The Verge, 7 Jan. 2023 On November 6, 2022, Juno conducted its 46th perijove—close flyby—and in the days since data from its two-megapixel camera have been transmitted back to Earth via NASA’s Deep Space Network. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 My photo archive goes back to the early 2000s when everything was captured using an eight-megapixel digital camera. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 25 Dec. 2022 This iPad Mini made a big splash at its release, with a vibrant 8.3-inch liquid retina display, a 12 megapixel ultra-wide front camera, and landscape stereo speakers. Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Megapixel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: one million pixels
a two-megapixel digital camera
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