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New Gigapixel Camera Prototype - Scientists have created a camera which can capture up to 50 gigapixels.

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A new experimental gigapixel camera with a billion pixels has been built by scientists at Duke University.

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Called AWARE 2, the device synchronises 98 mini cameras, enabling it to take photos in amazing detail. The resolution of this camera is five times better than a person's 20/20 vision.

The camera has the potential to capture 50 gigapixels. That's 50,000 megapixels! Most consumer cameras only capture 8 to 40 megapixels.

The project has cost $25 million and is funded by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Defence.

The creators of this new camera believe that within 5 years, the components will become more efficient and miniaturised, meaning that the camera could be available to the public. Currently, it weighs 100 pounds and is about the size of two microwave ovens. It also requires a lot of cooling for its motherboards.

For more detailed information on this massive camera, visit the AWARE 2 Multi scale Gigapixel Camera project page.



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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41106 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 11:44 PM

Small then Grin, Ideal for wildlife just add a sigma 1500mm f2.8 lens and your away Wink.

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 4:38 AM

Coming to the iPhone in 2020

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 - 5:44 AM

Will they have an app for thatGrin, Peter..

KONIN
KONIN e2 Member 3250 forum postsKONIN vcard England
22 Jun 2012 - 8:22 AM

how big a sd card would you need for a days shooting Wink

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