Camera Envy: 144 Megapixels

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Date: Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 11:04
Category: Digital Camera

144 Megapixel Digital CameraBBC’s Click Online: Digital cameras are the technology miracle of the decade, from the flat blurry images we got ten years ago we’ve progressed to stunningly vibrant pictures right up there with film. But for two photographers in New York State this wasn’t enough. They went in search of the ultimate way to capture every minute digital detail… Tom Watson, Photographer: “This is a 144 megapixel camera. It writes a 140mb file. If you compare that with the average consumer digital camera, it’s about 100 times more data.” It takes a minivan full of technology. The large format camera is mounted on a sturdy, wind resistant tripod. A laptop and 80gb hard drive are also part of the kit.


144 Megapixel Digital CameraBBC’s Click Online: Digital cameras are the technology miracle of the decade, from the flat blurry images we got ten years ago we’ve progressed to stunningly vibrant pictures right up there with film. But for two photographers in New York State this wasn’t enough. They went in search of the ultimate way to capture every minute digital detail… Tom Watson, Photographer: “This is a 144 megapixel camera. It writes a 140mb file. If you compare that with the average consumer digital camera, it’s about 100 times more data.” It takes a minivan full of technology. The large format camera is mounted on a sturdy, wind resistant tripod. A laptop and 80gb hard drive are also part of the kit.

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