Technology / Digital Cameras / Pixel: Short for 'picture element.' A digital camera's image sensor consists of millions of pixels, each one building up a tiny charge of electricity in response to the light it 'sees.' The more pixels an image sensor has, the higher the camera's potential resolution. Also see effective pixel count for more info.
Technology / Digital Cameras / Effective Pixel Count: There are two different ways to think about the pixels on a camera's image sensor. 'Actual' pixels is a simple count of every pixel present on the sensor. 'Effective' pixels, however, is a count of al MORE
Technology / Digital Cameras / Megapixel (MP): One million pixels. The more megapixels a camera has, the higher its maximum resolution — and the better its potential picture quality. MORE