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    Default [WTF] Microsoft`s 196 Megapixel Camera



    Redmond (WA) - Microsoft makes cameras? Yes, but this is not your average consumer model. Topping out at a whopping 196 megapixels and a native resolution of 17,310 x 11,310 pixels, UltraCamXp can take stereo images at 1 inch GSD with up to 2.5 Gbps data throughput. The company touts the UltraCamXp as the largest format camera available today for aerial photography and will use it soon to improve the quality of terrain imagery used by its Live Maps mapping service.

    Popular online mapping services like Google Maps or Microsoft's Live Maps rely on so-called orto-photography to provide users with terrain imagery. Such images are taken with expensive, ultra-high resolution cameras mounted to aircraft. Aerial photographs are then analyzed for rich terrain data beyond pure pixels, stitched together and uploaded to data centers. From there, a mapping service that runs inside your browser, like Live Maps, simply fetches the pixel data required by your current screen resolution and zoom level.

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    Last edited by Reportage; 11th April 2009 at 02:45 AM.
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    Default Re: [WTF] Microsoft`s 196 Megapixel Camera

    Maybe this will be the consumer standard in 2059

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    Default Re: [WTF] Microsoft`s 196 Megapixel Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by alexljy View Post
    Maybe this will be the consumer standard in 2059
    why would any photographer want images with 17,310 x 11,310 pixels?
    not today; not in 50 years time.
    i think! i hope!
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    Default Re: [WTF] Microsoft`s 196 Megapixel Camera

    wonder how big that is in real.....

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    Default Re: [WTF] Microsoft`s 196 Megapixel Camera

    i think large format film easily has that kind of resolution. so, big deal

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    i wonder what the size of the picture they take
    normal 10mp is bout 2+mb haha
    cant imagine

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    Default Re: [WTF] Microsoft`s 196 Megapixel Camera

    this is cools.

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    very cool for aerial and astrophotography. imagine it coupled to a long lens, and wham, resolutions to read a newspaper 3 mile up.
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    Default Re: [WTF] Microsoft`s 196 Megapixel Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by rajahchindian View Post
    why would any photographer want images with 17,310 x 11,310 pixels?
    not today; not in 50 years time.
    i think! i hope!
    Hmm, who knows? people never know they can 'fly' but somehow, now everyday people can 'fly' with aircraft....

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