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megapixel Line breaks: mega|pixel
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛɡəpɪksəl/
(abbreviation: MP)

Definition of megapixel in English:


A unit of graphic resolution equivalent to one million or (strictly) 1,048,576 (220) pixels.
Example sentences
  • Typicaly, these cameras provide resolutions between 5 and 6 megapixels (million pixels).
  • Camera phones have gone from 0.3 megapixels to 1 megapixel, and very soon, 2 or 3 megapixel versions.
  • At the same time, digital cameras have advanced at a similar rate, going from 1 megapixels to 5 megapixels and with significantly more features and image capturing capabilities.
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