Megapixels chart

Do more megapixels mean better photos?

With popular social media sites like Facebook and Instagram that are primarily image-based, we now have a platform to display our digital images for all to see. This created the demand for a digital camera that could fit into our pockets that holds enough megapixels to do the job.

Photography has become a part of everyday life and an obsession for some. Once upon a time, photos were reserved for special events. This was due to the fact that the equipment was bulky and expensive, the technology was only truly understood by a privileged few, and  the only way to see photos was via the difficult and expensive processing of film.

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Contour Cut Camera DesignThe real metal finish on the main camera adds unity to the design and accentuates the luxury of the haze texture. It’s an iconic new camera design made to turn heads.High Resolution

Get amazingly clear, high-quality photos with the large 64MP sensor. Even in dark situations, it takes in plenty of light to get the rich image quality. It’s all in the details. Galaxy S21 5G operates in conjunction with a Sony image sensor.

Space ZoomWith Hybrid Optic Zoom and enhanced Super Resolution you can zoom up to 30X2 with clarity and precision.3 And the new Zoom Lock helps stabilize your shots.8K VideoGet cinema quality video in the palm of your hands. Capture incredible detail in 8K resolution with super smooth action at 24 frames per second.

Change started with the compact point and shoot cameras like the Sony Cybershot. This meant that you had to walk around with a camera in your pocket to catch those once in a lifetime shots. The camera phone soon made its debut and eliminated the need to walk around with a bulky camera.

With the advent of digital photography, cameras got smaller, cheaper and more importantly, the need to print was entirely eliminated. This marked a new era for the amateur photographer. It was the perfect storm.

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Xperia 1 III – 5G smartphone with 120Hz 6.5” 21:9 4K HDR OLED Display and triple camera array with four optical focal lengths

  • GSM / 4G LTE + 5G Compatible
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What exactly are megapixels?

The simple answer is, a megapixel is one million pixels. If you know the resolution of an image, you can calculate the megapixels within it. For a computer monitor, the best available resolution is usually 1920 x 1080. Therefore, a picture that size would have 1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600 pixels. If your photography is destined to be viewed only on the internet or other mobile devices, a 2 megapixel camera would do in most cases.

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20-megapixel, 1-inch sensor fitted with a 19mm-equivalent f/1.9 lens — is hidden behind a giant bump that resembles a more substantial lens, so much so that the phone ships with a Leica lens cap. 

6.6-inch, 2,730 x 1,260, 120Hz IGZO OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage with microSD expansion, and IP68 dust/water resistance. 

Do you really need a camera that offers a higher number of megapixels?

As mentioned above if your intention is just to post to a social media account a large amount of megapixels should not be your only consideration. There are a lot of factors that could affect the final outcome when it comes to a photo’s quality.

  • Use of the image (print or digital)
  • Camera sensor (size or type)
  • Quality of the glass
  • Aperture (all smartphones have fixed aperture lenses f/2.0, f/1.8)
  • Camera lens

Image stabilization, Hardware stabilization-OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) vs. Software stabilization-EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization)

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Galaxy S21Galaxy S21 PlusGalaxy S21 Ultra
Display size, resolution6.2-inch Flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (2,400×1,080 pixels),6.7-inch Flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X (2,400×1,080 pixels)6.8-inch Edge WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X (3,200×1,440 pixels),
Pixel density421 ppi394 ppi515 ppi
Dimensions (Inches)2.80×5.97×0.31 in2.97×6.35×0.30 in2.97×6.50×0.35 in
Dimensions (Millimeters)71.2×151.7×7.9 mm75.6×161.5×7.8 mm75.6×165.1×8.9 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams)6.03 oz; 171g7.12 oz; 202g8.07 oz; 229 g
Mobile softwareAndroid 11Android 11Android 11
Camera64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)108-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 10-megapixel (telephoto), 10-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera10-megapixel10-megapixel40-megapixel
Video capture8K8K8K
ProcessorSnapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz)Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz)Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz)
Storage128GB/256GB128GB/256GB128GB/256GB, 512GB
Expandable storageNoNoNo
Battery4,000 mAh4,800 mAh5,000 mAh
Fingerprint sensorIn-screenIn-screenIn-screen
Headphone jackNoNoNo
Special featuresIP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 30X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging,IP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 30X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging,IP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 100X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging, 10x optical zoom; S Pen support

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