Definition of megapixel in English:

megapixel

(also MP)

noun

Computing
  • A unit of graphic resolution equivalent to one million or (strictly) 1,048,576 (220) pixels.

    • ‘This stylish mobile phone has room for up to 3,000 of your favourite tracks along with a 2 megapixel digital camera.’
    • ‘Camera phones have gone from 0.3 megapixels to 1 megapixel, and very soon, 2 or 3 megapixel versions.’
    • ‘Although digital camera makers push the megapixels, the amount of information in an image, there's a lot more to taking a great photo.’
    • ‘Typicaly, these cameras provide resolutions between 5 and 6 megapixels (million pixels).’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

megapixel

/ˈmɛɡəpɪksəl/