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News Seitz launches 160MP camera

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 21 Jan 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    160 Mega Pixels of Picture.

    making Pron From Great. To High Def Pron.

    Anything better than That?.
     
  3. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    I really wonder what the market is? Who the hell needs this?
    I have a 7.1 mp casio exilim for taking snapshots and I only use 5mp of it. I know that there are semi professional photographers around here who need more res but I don't.
    just my 2 cents
     
  4. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    its not for taking snaps with though, is it guys, its for proper photography, weather thats from in planes or whatever.
     
  5. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Hum, could be tempting:D
    Just worked out, you would need about 40 30" Widescreen monitors to view a pic at full size, so at £1000 each roughly, thats roughly £61,000 for the screens and camera, not including the machine to power that amount of screens, heh

    Sam

    P.S: it was rough calculation, so my maths maybe out a little.
     
  6. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    For mapping, geological surveying etc. this is perfect. You generally don't need high speed for that kind of work, but you do often need to capture a wide area that you can then zoom in to very high detail. For example, the planes that take the overhead shots used in Google Earth / Maps likely use something like this, as do satellites used for ground surveys. I'd imagine telescopes / microscopes are often fitted with ultra-high res sensors as well. For a snapshot of your nearest and dearest on holiday, 7-10MP as offered by current compact cameras is more than enough, and the limiting factor is generally to do with the lens and the quality of the sensor, rather than its resolution.
     
  7. identikit

    identikit Active Member

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    But the exposure time for this camera is 1 second, far too slow for use in planes.
     
  8. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    not entirely true.

    if you're at altitude in a slower plane, this would still allow for VERY precise imagery.

    I fly for the CAP on weekends, and do some aerial photography for them.

    also this is good for large-scale geological research.

    if you have it mounted on a helicopter or on foot you can take very high resolution images for later study, and even use multiple images to create 3 dimensional meshes.
     
  9. chicorasia

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    All types of commercial photography: vehicles, consumer products, food, fashion, architecture... Not to mention scientific/forensic/artwork photography... Oh, and plate shots for movie special effects....

    Though you'd need some really good lenses to make the best use of all that resolution.

    You can also crop out most of the picture and use only the area nearest to the lenses center axis - where you'll have the least distortion...
     
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    Paparazzi will be strapping a humongo lens' on one of these babies and taking pictures from the horizon as we speak... celebrities beware.
     
  11. Jebus.exe

    Jebus.exe Beta V1.0.0.1

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    and i thought the 8mp cam on my LG phone was good... :jawdrop:
     
  12. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Meh, only 20 times better than my camera.
     
  13. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    give it a year, that thing will be smaller than my watch.
     
  14. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    definately a science research camera. not much use other than that. good to see technology pushin the boundary tho. gonna need a monstrous hard drive to store all those holiday snaps tho!
     
  15. Naked_Dave

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    It's not that special compared to some scanning backs used on large format cameras. The sensor is smaller for a start.
     
  16. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    A one second exposer time? Thats basically useless.... And why would you need something with that kinda of resolution?

    Sounds like a toy really...

    Give me a Canon 5D anyday....
     
  17. completemadness

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    What market is this _actually_ aimed at?
     
  18. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    its obviously aimed for softcore porn... where everything is sloooooooooow~
     
  19. Naked_Dave

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    Scanning backs are usually used for copying existing artwork, or for fine art landscapes or still life. They've been around for a long time! The quality of the photos from this, essentially a large format camera, will make even the most expensive DSLRs look like cameraphones.
     
  20. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Someone needs to make a neckstrap for this...
     
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