Definition of megapixel in US English:



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

    in combination ‘a 3.2-megapixel camera’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Although digital camera makers push the megapixels, the amount of information in an image, there's a lot more to taking a great photo.’
    • ‘This stylish mobile phone has room for up to 3,000 of your favourite tracks along with a 2 megapixel digital camera.’
    • ‘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.’