In the post "Nikon D3 and D300," we reported about the Nikon D3 that "the new 3-inch LCD has almost a megapixel of resolution." This was the result of a somewhat disingenuous if not deliberately misleading specification by Nikon, but it turns out it's not true. As LCDs are usually specified, the D3's LCD has 307,000 pixels of resolution. The confusion was over a point of terminology that Michael McNamara of Popular Photography and Imaging has now explained in the McNamara Report.
Sorry for the error.
Mike (Thanks to Albano)
Featured Comment by Nikos Razis: "The McNamara report got it right for the D3, wrong for all the rest. The 230K LCDs are in fact QVGA resolution (320x240 full color pixels) and the D3 is VGA (640x480 full color pixels).
"Think about it this way. How can the 230K screens be 960x240 output pixels? This will not fit to the screeen dimension ratio. The linear resolution (in both vertical and horizontal axes) on the D3 is 2x what was in the other Nikon (and Canon) LCDs. That amount to 4x the area resolution and that's what matters.
"The McNamara report is misleading in that, while correctly stating the D3 resolution, it implies that the actual resolution of the older screens is 230K or 960x240. This is simply not true. So, the truth is that Nikon has not misled anybody since they have always been quoting 900K dots and saying VGA resolution. If someone is misleading it is the manufacturers who quote 'pixels' instead of dots or 'subpixels.'"