One of the first things that often comes to mind when comparing trail cameras is the number of megapixels, the idea being 'the more megapixels, the better the image quality'. Wildlife camera manufacturers cleverly capitalise on this by interpolating the number of megapixels (see box below) and then advertising these interpolated megapixel values. However, the true sensor resolution is rarely reported, while in fact it says much more about the image quality of the camera.