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    Gigapixel camera

    Hi all,
    This is an extract from the BBC web site, I thought you guys might find it of interest:

    "A camera capable of creating images with "unprecedented detail" has been unveiled by US engineers.

    The prototype machine - dubbed AWARE2 - has the potential to take pictures with resolutions of up to 50 gigapixels, equivalent to 50,000 megapixels, according to the team from Duke University in North Carolina..."

    To read the full article here's the link. I be intersted if anyone have any comments.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/news...ology-18536170
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    Re: Gigapixel camera

    Looks like I might have to upgrade my PC.

    Philip

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    Re: Gigapixel camera

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    Looks like I might have to upgrade my PC.

    Philip
    You and me both.
    I'll ask my wife if I can spend some of our savings to buy one once they scale the size down a bit. Thinking about it, I willl proberly have to sell the house to afford it. lol

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    Have a guess :)
    As soon as it makes it into 35mm DSLRs, folks will start complaining that the 100 Giga-Pixel version get them better photos.

    On the plus side though, one should be able to do macro photography using an ultra wide angle lens ...

    ... from 3 blocks away!

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    Re: Gigapixel camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    As soon as it makes it into 35mm DSLRs, folks will start complaining that the 100 Giga-Pixel version get them better photos.

    On the plus side though, one should be able to do macro photography using an ultra wide angle lens ...

    ... from 3 blocks away!
    As a bonus, you can actually teleport your subject by capturing his image, and emailing the data to any location on Earth.

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