What is a megapixel?

"A megapixel (MP) equals one million pixels. Megapixels are, among other things, used to indicate the resolution of digital cameras and camcorders. For example a camera that produces images of 1280x960 pixels has a resolution of about 1,3MP. Though there are many factors that influence the quality of an image it can be said that in general more megapixel results in a better image."

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