Friday, June 22, 2012

How Camera Tech Is Revolutionizing Surveillance

A photograph of the Seattle skyline taken with the Aware-2 camera. (Duke University Imaging and Spectroscopy Program / June 20, 2012)

New Gigapixel Camera May Revolutionize Photography, Surveillance -- L.A. Times

Say cheese: Engineers have created a new camera with the capability of capturing over a gigapixel of data, a resolution that is significantly better than normal human vision.

Pixels represent individual points of data in an image, so the more pixels in a single image, the more details can be resolved within that image. The average retail camera currently captures only about 8 to 10 megapixels. The resolution of the gigapixel camera is at least 100 times better than that, and the researchers say their design may eventually be able to capture 50 gigapixels at once.

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My Comment: How times have changed. This tech would have been treated as Top Secret a few years ago .... today .... if you have the money .... anyone can get one.

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