That’s why a big sensor and a nice lens—also lacking in a phone—are what you should focus on. That’s what yields beautiful shots in low light settings, accurate colors, and broad dynamic range. It’s these factors, not megapixelage junk-measuring contests, that you should be concerned about. A large sensor, like those found in actual cameras (and DSLRs in particular) accommodates spacious, luxurious pixels that have room to stretch out and pick up more light. This means a more accurate image—even if the megapixel number is far lower.