When we say that megapixel count is not the only yardstick for measuring cameras, we mean it. While megapixel count affects image resolution, there are other factors that affect overall image quality. The photo below was shot minutes ago with a 5 megapixel camera:
And just so you can see how good the camera is, here is a crop of the photo:
Impressive; right? We are looking at photo quality that beats what some 8 and 13 megapixel cameraphones produce.
Now tell me, what smartphone do you think shot this photo? Hint: it is in the $100-$160 (N20,000 to N30,000) price bracket.
Update 17th March 2015: Here’s the answer: the photo was shot with a Microsoft Lumia 535. Superb 5 megapixel camera!