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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Gigapixel Supercamera

 Credit: InnovationNewsDaily
Contributor | LiveScience.com 
Check out this article by Charles Q. Choi from the Innovation News Daily Contributor/LiveScience.com.

"The gigapixel camera uses 98 identical microcameras in unison, each armed with its own set of optics and a 14-megapixel sensor. These microcameras, in turn, all peer through a single large spherical lens to collectively see the scene the system aims to capture. Since the optics of the microcameras are small, they are relatively easy and cheap to fabricate.

A specially designed electronic processing unit stitches together all the partial images each microcamera takes into a giant, one-gigapixel image. In comparison, film can have a resolution of about 25 to 800 megapixels, depending on the kind of film used."

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