I spy. You spy. We all spy?
Researchers have designed a camera that could take 50,000-megapixel shots. Though the team has currently built and tested only a 1,000-megapixel (one gigapixel) camera, they are constructing a 10,000-megapixel version and foresee future cameras with much higher resolution…
Click here to view the entire report located on the Wired Magazine website.
Click here for a second report. This one located on the Wall Street Journal website.
Personally, I became aware of the significance of camera capabilities back in the mid-1960′s when I was briefly involved with the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia about camera technology back then -
“Starting in 1965 a large optical system was added to the spacecraft for military reconnaissance. This camera system was codenamed “Dorian” and given the designation KH-10. The project was canceled on June 10, 1969 before any operational flights occurred.
The KH-10 intended for the MOL program was succeeded by the unmanned KH-11 Kennan, which launched in 1976 as the Soviet Union was winding down its manned space reconnaissance program. The KH-11 achieved the goal of 3-inch (76 mm) imaging resolution and introduced video transmission of images back to Earth.”
Click here to learn more about the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program.
Click here to learn more about the future of cameras.