Wednesday, September 20, 2006

160 megapixels...

Holy Cow! You can only put two images on a two GIG card. And you are gonna need one of Scott's monster machines to work with it. But.... ooooh... can you imagine the possibilities.
Seitz 6x17 Digital shoots at 160 megapixels - Engadget: "When we first spotted this new cam from Seitz, our jaws hit the floor and rebounded a few times. No, it's not the highest megapixel count we've seen, but this megalith of a camera shoots at 160 megapixels to create a native 6 x 17-cm image, is packed with an ISO range from 500 to 10,000, a read-out speed of 300MB per second, and a shutter speed of 1/20,000th second. So the next question is, how are you going to store such huge image files (nearly 1 GB per uncompressed full panorama), certainly not on your off-the-shelf 16GB SDHC card, nor the upcoming 64GB CompactFlash cards -- but rather via gigabit Ethernet to Seitz's 'state-of-the-art computer system', which translates to a decked out Mac mini."

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