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Moscow Mule
21st June 2012, 20:38
Might be a but hard to carry around though...

BBC News - Gigapixel camera offers super sharp shots (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18536170)

doodab
22nd June 2012, 06:40
One dreads to think what the lenses will cost

OwlHoot
22nd June 2012, 07:21
Might be a but hard to carry around though...

BBC News - Gigapixel camera offers super sharp shots (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18536170)

I want one! Why aren't they on sale at Amazon?! :tantrum:

Of course you could go to the opposite extreme, and buy a single-pixel camera (http://www.ams.org/samplings/math-history/hap7-pixel.pdf)

SimonMac
22nd June 2012, 09:05
I am not convinced I bet its ISO rating is shockingly bad

xoggoth
22nd June 2012, 09:46
I would love a camera that just does good close up shots of weeds, bugs etc and has a built in GPS tracker so you know where you took the picture.

May be the next big technology. All such gadgets are made by machine from small modules, so, rather than buying a specific model you fill in a form saying what features you want and get the device that does just those.

doodab
22nd June 2012, 10:12
I would love a camera that just does good close up shots of weeds, bugs etc and has a built in GPS tracker so you know where you took the picture.

May be the next big technology. All such gadgets are made by machine from small modules, so, rather than buying a specific model you fill in a form saying what features you want and get the device that does just those.

Most interchangeable lens cameras will enable you to make those sort of photos with a macro lens. The GPS is a bit more unusual but quite a few of them do that now as well.

There are some issues when it comes to getting a *good* macro shot as you have very little depth of field so you really need a tripod and remote shutter release. A proper macro flash makes a big difference as well.

xoggoth
22nd June 2012, 10:23
The depth of field is obvously a problem with closeups, in microscopes everything has to be flattened. Surely with electronic cameras they could solve that? You take a video while the focus gradually changes, then the electronics combines the focused parts of each image into a single one.

doodab
22nd June 2012, 10:25
The depth of field is obvously a problem with closeups, in microscopes everything has to be flattened. Surely with electronic cameras they could solve that? You take a video while the focus gradually changes, then the electronics combines the focused parts of each image into a single one.

I think the problem is that things tend to move so you end up with something like a photo finish photo. Something like this could be promising though:

https://www.lytro.com/camera/

Paddy
22nd June 2012, 11:23
I would love a camera that just does good close up shots of weeds, bugs etc and has a built in GPS tracker so you know where you took the picture.

May be the next big technology. All such gadgets are made by machine from small modules, so, rather than buying a specific model you fill in a form saying what features you want and get the device that does just those.


There was a Kodak camera that had GPS built in. Some of Digital SLRs have GPS or a GPS interface.

OwlHoot
22nd June 2012, 11:34
I would love a camera that just does good close up shots of weeds, bugs etc and has a built in GPS tracker so you know where you took the picture. ..

Don't be satisfied with anything less than interstellar GPS (http://io9.com/5898112/pulsar-stars-could-be-the-perfect-interstellar-gps-system)

That way you can tell exactly where the bug was in the galaxy. :nerd

Scrag Meister
22nd June 2012, 12:01
My Panasonic TZ10 camera had GPS, only wish it could tell me where it is now since the barstewards stole it.