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13.4 Giga Pixel Camera.

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posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 11:05 AM
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Check out this short video, showing a demonstration of this new camera.
It can clearly depict a person's face 20 miles away, what uses could be made from this technology? Facial recognition etc.


This is a video demo of a 13.4 GIGAPIXEL photo of Harlem. No matter where you zoom in, it's always good quality. It can clearly depict a person's face 20 miles away.


Link to video.




posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 12:02 PM
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Perfect for UFO spotting.


I wouldnt mind having one of those...


[edit on 11-9-2007 by Copernicus]



posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 12:27 PM
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That's not a 13.4 gigapixel camera. It's just a composite of 2,045 pictures from a regular Nikon D2X camera with a 300mm lens stitched together. It took 2 hours and 10 minutes to take all the photos. And you can;'t see people's faces 20 miles away. That's a few city blocks, so you're talking less than a mile away.

www.harlem-13-gigapixels.com...




[edit on 11-9-2007 by nataylor]



posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by nataylor
That's not a 13.4 gigapixel camera. It's just a composite of 2,045 pictures from a regular Nikon D2X camera with a 300mm lens stitched together. It took 2 hours and 10 minutes to take all the photos. And you can;'t see people's faces 20 miles away. That's a few city blocks, so you're talking less than a mile away.

www.harlem-13-gigapixels.com...




[edit on 11-9-2007 by nataylor]


Ok, thanks for the clarification, didn't realise.
Oh well......



posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by nataylor
That's not a 13.4 gigapixel camera. It's just a composite of 2,045 pictures from a regular Nikon D2X camera with a 300mm lens stitched together. It took 2 hours and 10 minutes to take all the photos. And you can;'t see people's faces 20 miles away. That's a few city blocks, so you're talking less than a mile away.

www.harlem-13-gigapixels.com...




[edit on 11-9-2007 by nataylor]


Thanks for the clarification, I was very skeptical when I first heard of it. I don't think we have the technology to produce a CMOS sensor of such resolution, I own a Canon 20D with a 400mmIS lens and even with the optical stabilization some shots are blurred, I would imagine that with that much resolution a tiny vibration would show up on the picture.



posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 06:09 PM
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However, there was a guy featured in a Popular Science magazine who built his own 1.25 gigapixel camera, and is on the way to building a 4 gigapixel one.

Here is a link to a Wired magazine article.

Wired Magazine article

Here is a link to the Gigapxl Project:

Physicist Graham Flint's Gigapxl Project


It began with a seemingly simple question. As a designer and builder of cameras, what could one do that has not been done before? The question came on the heels of an earlier project which involved the design and construction of an astrocamera having a resolution of 0.01 millimeter across photographic plates that are 356 millimeters square. Recognizing this to be the equivalent of 1250-megapixel imagery prompted the question of whether or not anything comparable had been achieved in the context of landscape photography. Some back-of-the-envelope calculations concerning the performance of conventional large-format cameras indicated that it had not. Thus began a quest which has become ever more fascinating; namely the pursuit of full-color panoramic landscapes which contain prodigious amounts of information. Early on, the goal was set at 1,000 megapixels. However, as technology has advanced, the bar has been raised to 4,000 megapixels; a figure that we expect to reach within the next several months. At this level, a real-world 90-degree panorama would need to be searched with 12X tripod-mounted binoculars before one could hope to accumulate an equivalent amount of information. Unsurprisingly, a host of problems have been encountered along the way. But the results have been spectacular. And so, the fascination continues.


Eddie Murphy picture at Times Square

[edit on 9/11/2007 by pjslug]



posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 06:34 PM
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Awesome!

New advances in at home spying! hah Overall better photography would be the result.



posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 11:22 AM
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Thats Great, maybe we'll get some clear pictures of UFO's now instead of these hazy one's. I guess it will also be used by the goverment to spy on people.

ProTo FF



posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 11:24 AM
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[edit on 9/23/07 by AcesInTheHole]



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