Camera Megapixel: We always in some way or the other have heard this word, simply just MP. Whenever buying a smartphone mobile, we notice that they mention camera in megapixel. In this article we will explore what are camera megapixels, highest mp camera and various other facts you need to know.
When buying mobiles and cameras, we often look at megapixels and it is a common concept that the higher the megapixel, the better the photo and video will be, but in reality it is not.
Many a times you must have seen even though the megapixel of a camera is less its photo appears good compared to the higher megapixel camera.
This simply means that the phone or camera has many other features that increase the quality of photos and videos even when there are less megapixels. Let’s know about it in detail.
When Was Camera Invented?
In 1816, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, a Frenchman, created the first camera. According to Beaumont Newhall’s “The History of Photography,“ he wrote letters to his brother detailing the creation of the camera.
His prototype was used to create the first image, which was taken in 1826 and showed the view from his window at his residence in Le Gras, France. Niépce worked on the picture for at least eight hours.
What Are Camera Megapixel (MP)?
The pixels are also quantified in megapixel format, which is equivalent to one million pixels, to facilitate classification. The resolution of a digital image can be determine by the number of pixels and megapixels per inch. A 12-megapixel camera sensor, for instance, can create photos with 12 million pixels per inch (PPI).
- Megapixel’s full form is Million Pixel.
- Megapixel’s Acronym is MP.
- 1 Megapixel = 1 million pixels (1 megapixel = 1 Million Pixel)
- 1 Million Pixels = 1 million pixels (1 Million Pixel = 10 Lakhs Pixel)
What Is A Pixel?
Pixels are small squares that are hold together like pieces of a puzzle or mosaic to create your photos. In common language, it can also be say as that a dot i.e. a pixel.
With the help of the picture given below, you can easily understand how much and what a pixel is.
The squares you see in this picture are pixels.
These white and the blue squares are the unit of a picture. When you enlarge or zoom a photo or picture, it will look something like this.
Photo that is taken with the camera or mobile camera is as much as the resolution of the photo, while it shows the megapixel. For example, if there is a photo of 2580 × 2048 pixels, then your camera is of 5 megapixels.
If you want to find the difference between a 5 megapixel and a 13 mp camera, then take one photo each from both cameras and see that photo in Zoom (in).
You will find that photo taken with 5 megapixels starts bursting or blurry after zooming a bit. While zooming the same at 13 pixels, the photo will look quite good.
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Along with the megapixel of the camera, the image sensor inside the camera also has importance. Despite having a similar megapixel, if the image sensor is small or big, then the quality of the image or photo will vary.
This is the reason that 24 megapixel cameras take better quality photos than 24 megapixel mobile cameras because the image sensor of the camera is larger than the mobile’s camera.
Highest Megapixel Camera?
According to www.deccanherald.com “At the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, sensors of the largest digital camera in the world captured the first 3,200 megapixel photographs ever.
The camera, which is currently being built at SLAC, will incorporate the sensor array.
The images are the largest in a single shot and would require 378 4K ultra-high definition TVs to view one of them in its entirety.
According to reports, its resolution is so great that a golf ball are easily visible from a distance of roughly 15 miles.”