What Is A Megapixel?

When searching for a camera to record or take pictures of your event, there is a lot of jargon that you may come across in the details of how a camera works. One word that comes up quite often is the term “megapixel.” When you ask people about this word, they may not know what it is exactly. However, many people say the same thing, “When buying a camera, the bigger the number of megapixels, the better.”

What Is A Megapixel, Exactly?

Photo of megapixelIf you have ever used a paint program on your computer, you have seen a pixel. Pixels, shortened form of  picture element, is a singular dot of color. A megapixel is comprised of or equivalent to one million pixels. Megapixels are what make up the image you take, creating a treasured memory. The rule many people use is that you should always choose the camera with the highest megapixels. This is because the higher the number of megapixels the sharper and more superior the image rendered. 

While this is very true, there are always other factors that go into the quality of an image, such as light, focus, and shutter speed. It is always important to keep these in mind when taking photos of a special event. Another way megapixels help is when you plan to print out the image. The crisper the image from the camera, the better it will print. 

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