How Important are Megapixels, Really?


A megapixel is simply a unit of graphic resolution, and when it comes to cameras, the number of megapixels ranges from as low as below 10 to above 50. How important are megapixels, really, and what is their effect on image quality?

In this video, photographer David Flores takes a closer look at megapixels; he advises that the type of work you do will often determine how many megapixels you may need, and that more may not always be better. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at