100-megapixel camera developed

Jul 11, 2013

A Chinese institute has successfully developed a camera featuring a 100-megapixel charge-coupled device (CCD) chip, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced on Wednesday.

It is currently China's highest pixel camera, the academy said in a statement.

The camera, IOE3-Kanban, was developed by the Institute of Optics and Electronics under the CAS and is capable of producing images with 10,240 x 10,240 pixels, the statement said.

Moreover, it is small and light, with its widest part measuring only 19.3 cm, the statement said, adding that it can be used at temperatures ranging from minus 20 degrees centigrade to 55 degrees centigrade.

Its high sensitivity and high dynamic range (HDR) features mean it will be useful in high-resolution imaging in the fields of aerial mapping, city planning, disaster monitoring and , the statement said.

The statement said the camera is equipped with advanced , camera control systems and high-capacity data recording systems, and it has proven successful in a recent trial use as a part of a national aerial remote-sensing system.

According to the statement, the institute also developed an 81- during the 10th Five Year Plan period (2001-2005), and the latest achievement took the researchers two years to develop.

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gwrede
1 / 5 (1) Jul 12, 2013
I would have been absolutely thrilled by this news, had I not recently examined pictures taken with the new Nokia Windows phone. It boasts 40 megapixels, and, frankly, I was blown away.

I immediately thought of a lot of uses for the Nokia phone that really had nothing to do with phones.

40 megapixels make your Full-HD TV look like it was from 1950.
gwrede
1 / 5 (1) Jul 12, 2013
I hope nobody thinks I'm advertising here. I think this is totally Tech News. Here's one of the pictures. It shows a few spray cans. Click on the word Full resolution, and it gives you a compressed version of the full-res picture. You can actually read the text on the leftmost can.

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