What is the difference between pixels and megapixels?

The word pixel is made up of two words pix and l. The word pix is ​​taken from picture while it is taken from L element. By combining these two, the word 'pixel' is formed.

It consists of small dots and elements, which are joined together to create an image.

It is a controllable element, which displays the image using the screen. In this, the intensity of each pixel can be changed and each pixel has three to four colors.

It defines different colors to display any type of picture. Pixels mainly include blue, red, green and other colors such as cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

There are about 1 million such pixels in 1 inch of the screen, which are usually 3 to 4 colors of very small LEDs in any display.

It shows any image by adjusting the light more or less according to its work. We call it a pixel. Now let's know about megapixels.

Are you of megapixel?

When we talk about any camera, be it a phone or a DSLR. First of all we look at its megapixels.

Common people think that the more megapixels, the better the picture and video quality. But in reality it is not like that.

Despite the low megapixel count of the camera, it captures good quality photos and videos. This also shows that a high megapixel count does not mean that the image is of high quality.

Megapixel, whose full form is 'million pixels'. We also call it MP for short. 1 megapixel = 1 million pixels and 1 million pixels = 1 million pixels.

Here, pixels are micro-sized dots, which are strung together to create images captured by your camera. Then your photo is ready.

In simple terms, a megapixel is a unit that describes the resolution of a camera or a photo taken by any camera.

How does a megapixel work?

This is a total of 1 million pixels equal to one megapixel. Due to the high resolution in megapixels, zooming can be done without reducing the quality of the image.

Due to the high megapixel count, you will be able to zoom in on the image even more, which means that the image will not be torn and its quality will be maintained.

For example, if we take a photo with a DSLR camera or a phone camera, the resolution of that photo is represented as megapixels. Suppose one phone's camera is 8 megapixels and the second phone's camera is 16 megapixels, then you have taken a 4:3 size photo of 2580×2048 pixels from both the phones' cameras.

After that, when the photo taken by both the phones is zoomed, the photo of the phone with 16 megapixels does not break even when zoomed too much, while the photo taken by the phone with 8 megapixels may break. However, for the image quality, the megapixels as well as the image sensor connected to it also play a very big role.

For this reason, image quality is better when taken with a 16 MP professional camera ie DSLR compared to a 16 MP phone camera, because the image sensor of a professional camera is larger than that of a phone camera. That's why the pictures come out well.

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane is senior ICT professional who talks about #it, #cloud, #servers, #software, and #innovation. Rabins is also the first initiator of Digital Nepal. Facebook: rabinsxp Instagram: rabinsxp

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