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    Default Thinking about getting a new camera.

    Might be a but hard to carry around though...

    BBC News - Gigapixel camera offers super sharp shots
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    One dreads to think what the lenses will cost
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post

    Might be a but hard to carry around though...

    BBC News - Gigapixel camera offers super sharp shots
    I want one! Why aren't they on sale at Amazon?!

    Of course you could go to the opposite extreme, and buy a single-pixel camera
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    I am not convinced I bet its ISO rating is shockingly bad
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    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/
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post

    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

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