Some Guy Builds 900 Megapixel Camera!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by srobert, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020

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    It's capable of resolving individual blades of grass in sharp focus 30 meters away. Good work buddy. I know some scientists who'd like to get their hands on this baby for their own research.



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  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    well "pixel" is a bit of an overgeneralization. It's a standard film camera, which uses ultra-large format negatives. Then the negatives are scanned and digitally enhanced at the 900 MP resolution.

    This is impressive, but I was hoping to see that an amateur had made a 900 MP CCD.
     
  3. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Goof point... I wonder why he calls it 900 Megapixel DIGITAL camera :confused:

    I guess they won't be able to pack it into the next planetary rover then. No room for a dark room in those.
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Plus, he needs to get together with these guys for an interface to show off his pictures!
     
  5. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    and here i thought they were just going to be used to print off super-spiffy 3x5's of his daughter's birthday party.

    ah, such is life.
     
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    So the focal length of that lens must have been...

    400+mm? Nah, has to be longer. 800? 1000?
     
  8. neut macrumors 68000

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    900MP? that's not even the way to describe the image capture... it's film!!!

    so this is a breakthrough in film scanning? this ain't no digital camera.

    this is about as exciting as those stitched Giga-pixel images. :rolleyes: it's neat, yeah, but let's figure out what we can actually do with a large image. can these things enhance 3-D design? by capturing so muich detail... can you completely recreate a seen as if you were there? now that would be cool. now we're talkin' VR!


    peace.
     
  9. davegoody macrumors 6502

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    JEEESUS - can you imagine if this was really a digicam, the CF card would be really expensive !
     

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