A ONE-GIGAPIXEL digital picture

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  1. NickSo

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    Cool!
     
  3. Kirk Gunn

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    Very cool images throughout the site - DC doesn't look that good in reality !
     
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    How disappointing, that's exactly what I thought a 1 Gigglepixel pixture to look like. I really don't see what the big deal is, I already own a 3.2 gigglepixel camera with a 40 gig optical zoom.
     
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    The guy is pretty good ... there are some amazing shots on that site! [​IMG]
     
  6. BrianShort

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    Those 3.2 gigglepixel cameras aren't to shabby, but what the heck is a 40 gig optical zoom? [​IMG]

    Brian
     
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    Uhm, what you were looking at wasn't a 1 gigapixel image.

    "Gigapixel." Must we use that meaningless marketing term?
     
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    Does your camera break out laughing like a Tickle Me Elmo when you push it's buttons?
     
  9. ChrisMatson

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    There are no commercially available cameras that even approach 1 gigapixel.

    The best cameras are in the range of 6 megapixels.

    Mega = 1,000,000 (Million)
    Giga = 1,000,000,0000 (Billion)

    1,000,000,000 is about 167 times bigger than 6,000,000!
     
  10. BrianShort

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    Chris: Actually, the best DSLR is 11 megapixels, and there are digital backs for medium format cameras that go well over 20. Of course, the Canon EOS 1Ds (the 11mp DSLR) is $8000 and the digital backs go well over $20,000.

    And I think Greg*go had his tounge in his cheek [​IMG]

    It would be nice if we could download the full size 1gp image but that would be one heck of a download [​IMG] The idea is cool but I think stitching that many images together would be extremely tedious and not really worth it unless you're intending to print some HUGE poster size prints that people look at from a foot away. Even 6mp is sufficient for most standard photo prints. I will check out that software though the next time I get the photo bug, it would be nice for some smaller panoramas [​IMG]

    Brian
     
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    must you leave out the details of why you think it isnt a gigapixel? and where else have you heard this term before so excessively, you seem annoyed that we even used it. my camera captures images at 2448 x 1632, or just under 4 mp. the image he stitched together is 40784 x 26800, or 1.093 gp. isnt this a gigapixel image? am i missing something?his gp image may not have been captured all at once, but it is still a billion pixels. anyway, i think this is a pretty cool idea, and i applaud the guy for all his hard work.

    CJ
     

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