4 GIGApixel Camera

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  1. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The best part about the 4 gigapixel camera?

    It's a film camera!

    This guy's best skill is his ability to market. He's getting a lot of press for his "new" techniques, which have been a part of large format and ultra large format photography for over a century now.

    EDIT: And at a resolution of 4000 dpi the fancy government high res film has less resolution than such exotic films as Kodak Gold and Fuji Superia. ;) No wonder it's cheaper than 35mm.
     
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    I knew it had to do with these guys:

    "The images are scanned with a Leica Geosystems scanner, a special scanner used in geoscience surveys and by NASA for space imaging."
     
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    um. i want one. no wait, i want 3.
     
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    Not wishing to rub anyone up the wrong way, but sensationalist figures do nothing for me:

    "His last trip lasted six weeks, stretched 9,000 miles and resulted in 150 images."

    3 pictures per day - errrr yeah.
     
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    true. although those might just be the good ones he kept. i wonder if it says how much each picture takes up in memory...
     
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    Here is an article about ultra large format photography

    http://www.mamutphoto.com/ULF/bigulf.html

    4 gigapixel guy is only going 9"x13". That's on the small end of ULF; some of these folks are shooting 20"x24" (77 gigapixels at 4000 dpi).
     
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    Very interesting stuff
     
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    Is it just me, or does a 4 GIGApixel camera seem like overkill???

    Based on that sample crop, it doesn't look any better than an 22MP sensor. Considering the weight of the thing, what is all that extra resolution necessary for except probably very special cases, i.e. Mars snapshots of rocks.
     

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