Gigapixel camera for consumers just 5 years away

World's first gigapixel camera revealed

World's first gigapixel camera revealed
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Researchers have created the first gigapixel camera and claim it could be brought to market for consumers in as soon as five years.

Enginners from Duke University and the University of Arizona synchronised 98 tiny cameras into their prototype, which produces a resolution five times better than 20/20 human vision over  a 120-degree horizontal field.

They claim the new camera can capture up to 50 gigapixels – or 50,000 megapixels  and that their prototype could be available to the public within five years as smaller digital camera components become cheaper and more efficient.

The current prototy[e is two-and-a-half feet square and 20 inches deep, most of which consists of processors needed to assemble the information gathered.

Scientists claim these components will get smaller in time.

Source: TG Daily

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