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Originally posted by starchaser
Originally posted by flexy123
Stop it already with that stupid "2MB pixel resolution is bad" comments.
This is the same idiocy as with the hype from makers of digital cameras, making you believe that the more MB a cam has, the "better" it is.
MB has nothing to do with image quality, every smart person buying a digital cam should already know this.
2MB is 1600x1200 resolution - which is plenty to start with - if they need "mega images" like panoramas etc. they can compose giant images of several images. (Look up the AMAZING "McMurdo Panorama", by the way. it was taken in 2008 or so, one of the most stunning Mars images to date! This image is 22k x 5k resolution, by the way, and Mars Pancam who took it over several months has only 1024x1024 pixel resolution).
There are other problems with giant resolution like 8MB - for starters, it would significantly increase transmission times to Earth - a big waste of time for a very insignificant benefit of "better" resolution.
Great, why don't you call nikon and canon and tell them to throw their cameras directly into the waste? Also you should tell to pro and amateurs photographers that 2Mpx are enough.
Go and telledit on 7-8-2012 by starchaser because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
reply to post by TheCaucasianAmerican
black and white !!!???
We had colored photos in 1908.....!!!
Think about that.......
And today in 2012 we have .....black and white photos...
We spend billions and trillions on this tech......and not one person can come up with a colored photo.
Originally posted by IamMe14
I can't wait until we start getting the high-res,non hazcam images so I can finally stop reading the same damn thing every other post complaining about the cameras. Even reading about how some rock in the background looks like JFK and 2pac would annoy me less.
Originally posted by Soulece
So nobody else really wants to discuss the photo I posted? I mean its got some artifacts in it. But yet, nobody is really willing to go into detail about it. Another guy posted a photo that was released by nasa and it was edited. Well, I got the raw photo.
Originally posted by sprtpilot
Of course NASA will never turn over the best of what they have, immediately (or ever) to the unwashed masses. Think about it. They worked hard to get this project here, they studied, got good grades, beat out many many others to land their jobs. They worked and slaved for years(?) to get to this point. Why would they then turn over everything they get, to us? Why, we could take the very same images and enlarge them, color shift them, do exactly the same they will do- with our Wal-Mart computers! Pretty much all they get from this will be the images, have you ever worked hard on something and then felt entitled? Besides, we are uneducated, unworthy, dim, and just plain common.
So why is there no taxpayer ombudsman at NASA, looking over their shoulder, to ensure we get to see EVERYTHING? We are paying the freight after all.
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) will acquire color close-up images of rocks and surface materials at the MSL landing site at a range of spatial scales with resolution as high as 13.9 micrometers per pixel.
This view of the landscape to the north of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the afternoon of the first day after landing...