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Gigapixel camera coming to a store near you?

 
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Jun 20, 2012 17:54 |  #1

Well not any time soon, but it may be closer to reality than we might think.

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Jun 21, 2012 17:18 |  #2

Well, it was an interesting read about some interesting work, although I don't know how practical and compelling it would be for "everyday photographers". Think about the systems that are now common, inexpensive P&S, compacts, and then DSLRs, and as the technogogy improves, well, they will "push the envelope" as far as resolution/pixel density.

Those scientists are essentialy creating a "super-big" sensor out of a bunch of smaller ones. Of course, a bigger sensor will hold more pixels. That's why a lot of DSLR shooters have fond thoughts about shooting with a Medium Format Digital camera!

And then, think of the digital Large Format "scanning backs", that produce 1 GB of data!

So, we don't know what the future holds, but it's interesting, sure:)!


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Jun 22, 2012 07:17 |  #3

I'll bet there's still some moron who'll look at a 800x600 section of the image and complain about the noise.


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Jun 22, 2012 13:03 |  #4

tonylong wrote in post #14613192 (external link)
I don't know how practical and compelling it would be for "everyday photographers".

not now but someday even cell phones will have giga's of pixels




  
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Jun 24, 2012 21:48 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #5

It does lack weather sealing.:D

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Jun 24, 2012 23:56 |  #6

They could probably make a 1GP full-frame sensor right now if they wanted. They could definitely do it with medium format. Their would be all sorts of drawbacks to doing it with todays technology, but it could be done. However, I doubt we will see 1GP in a main-stream camera for a very long time (10+ years). All sorts of technical hurdles need to be overcome first.... And even when we do first get them they will be all about pixel binning. Your 1GP camera will put out 250, 110, or 62mp images, full Gigapixel might be an option as well, but will rarely be used because of fun things like processing and write time limitations.


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