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130 megapixel camera created from a scanner

An amateur photographer who has a little technology know-how has produced his own 130Mp camera.

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DIY 130Mp cameraWhat do you get if you cross a flatbed scanner with a Canon lens? Well, if you're anything like a particular camera enthusiast from Japan, you'll have turned it into a 130Mp camera.
 
Spyuge, an amateur photographer, said he used an 1200-dpi Epson flatbed scanner and an old Canon FD 50mm lens to make a camera that can't fit in your pocket, or shoot anything at speed, but it does have 130Mp.
 
The maker of the camera has posted several images taken with it on his flickr account and there's even a video of the camera in action.
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strawman 15 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 4:18PM
I must have a look, I had pondered whether you could do that and was thinking an old Scanner I have that worked well on Win98 and an aged lap top could made a decent LF camera.

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wasper 13 533 1 Ireland
10 Jun 2009 4:35PM
I always thought that Canon was a dodgy machine.
You need a very big pocket to take this camera around.
Imagine You outside Westminster trying to get Big Ben. Well a sniper would get you first.
11 Jun 2009 4:31PM
Wonder what the POLICE will stay when you starting taking pictures with it.

Anyhow it's a cool idea.
24 Jun 2009 9:40AM
Id be interested in that too.
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