June 21, 2012

Gigapixel Camera

DARPA (The Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency), has developed a gigapixel camera. That means one shot of the camera can capture far more data than your eyes do.  Most of our current digital cameras are 10 to 12 megapixel cameras... even now, at 10-12 megapixels, I find I can just take a picture of an area and later zoom in and crop the picture to an area I'm interested in, rather than zooming and framing the picture... with a gigapixel camera each shot could contain hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of fine smaller images.  You could take a picture of the crowd at Times Square and later zoom in on each person's face.

A revolution in media is needed now, to hold all the data.

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