What’s that in your fancy, expensive digital SLR camera: 40 megapixels? Yawn. Researchers have designed a camera that could take 50,000-megapixel shots. Though the team has currently built and tested only a 1,000-megapixel (one gigapixel) camera, they are constructing a 10,000-megapixel version and foresee future cameras with much higher resolution. “Scanning a scene with these cameras, you can see a lot more than if you were actually there,” said electrical engineer David Brady of Duke University, who co-authored a paper detailing the camera’s design published in Nature on June 20. Read the full story at Wired.
Gigapixel Camera Sees Far More Than Meets the Eye
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).