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Engineers build 50 gigapixel camera 02 Oct 2012 05:01 #1

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By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail.

The camera's resolution is five times better than 20/20 human vision over a 120 degree horizontal field.
The new camera has the potential to capture up to 50 gigapixels of data, which is 50,000 megapixels. By comparison, most consumer cameras are capable of taking photographs with sizes ranging from 8 to 40 megapixels. Pixels are individual "dots" of data – the higher the number of pixels, the better resolution of the image.

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I remember the good old days, when 90+ year olds in nursing homes lived forever. Darn this pesky virus.

1365 = 1

1.1365 = 1,283,305,580,313,352
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Engineers build 50 gigapixel camera 02 Oct 2012 08:59 #2

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I wonder what price it would be marketed at if it went on sale - you'd probably need a 2nd mortgage. It's damned impressive though!
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Engineers build 50 gigapixel camera 18 Sep 2014 06:26 #3

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novum wrote:
By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail.

The camera's resolution is five times better than 20/20 human vision over a 120 degree horizontal field.
The new camera has the potential to capture up to 50 gigapixels of data, which is 50,000 megapixels. By comparison, most consumer cameras are capable of taking photographs with sizes ranging from 8 to 40 megapixels. Pixels are individual "dots" of data – the higher the number of pixels, the better resolution of the image.

phys.org/news/2012-06-gigapixel-camera.html


Then we have adaptive optics technology,yet still no shots of the wild and wolly Apollo artifacts on the moon.
Adaptive Optics at the World’s Biggest Optical Telescope
www.mpe.mpg.de/386661/AMOS_Hart.pdf
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