Researchers develop prototype camera with 50-gigapixel image-capturing capabilities
In the near future, cameras could pretty much slip away from the usual “megapixel” jargon they’ve been attached with for a while now. Researchers from the Duke University and the University of Arizona with support from DARPA are currently working on cameras capable of capturing 50-gigapixel images and plan to polish this into being and bring it all to market shelves in the next five years! In short, these cameras of the future will capture images crystal clear, with 50,000 megapixel capabilities, five times better than the 20/20 human vision! Currently, a prototype that synchs 98 tiny cameras is being used that measures 2.5 feet square and 20 inches deep and takes one large high resolution images. With time, we expect technology to progress enough to scale this down to a palm-sized device that takes pictures even the human eye couldn’t fathom today!