There is a race to obtain the largest possible digital photography and you have seen quite a number of them in our record images theme here. Today, Gerald Donovan, a Dubai-based photographer has associated the best photo robot and a Canon EOS 7D D-SLR camera. This contraption allowed to automatically shoot nearly a million (!)… Read More
We have seen many, but today’s world record is a 26-gigapixel panoramic image of Dresden, Germany. I did not write 26-megapixel. It’s 1000 times what you’d expect from a better-than-high-end digital SLR photo camera. This impressive photo is made of 1,665 individual shots captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II photo camera armed with… Read More
The guys at DARPA have developed a neat camera for ground surveillance of the battlefield: The ARGUS-IS (Autonomous Realtime Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance – Imaging System). This is a digital camera that can be strapped under a helicopter at a 15,000 feet altitude and provides an amazing view. Actually, not all the data (1.8 giga-pixels by… Read More
It’s been quite some time already that a company named Red prepares not only a photo camera but a full photo & video system with a very high level of configurability. I recently stumbled upon the description of the various sensors that intend to included in their cameras. See the size of the larger sensor:… Read More
I consider that the most useful and often the most interesting wallpapers for your computer desktop are images that are relatively feature-less. A picture full of little details continuously grabbing your attention is a major nuisance. It’s much better to have either a very smooth image or a photo containing a lot of continuous tones.… Read More
True Marble™ is a true color, photo-realistic, high resolution, 3 terabyte image of the earth. All data is provided at a base 15 meter resolution. Even if this was not shot in a single time (sattelite imagery is a bit more complex than Gigapan panoramas), this is really stupendous. But even more, you can download… Read More
Once again a gigantic digital image: Tokyo shot with GigaPan. Can you find Waldo (er, no! the dancing policeman)? Source: Photoart – Kalmar, via YLovePhoto.
David Bergman created a large superb image of more than a billion pixels during Barack Obama’s inaugural address in Washington, on January 20th. Source: YLovePhoto.
After showing here several record images in terms of resolution, here is a picture (with its own incredibly large quantity of pixels) of a record length: 100 meters. Here, panorama takes it to such extremes… It was taken over the course of 20 days and includes 178 different people. Source: Simon Hoegsberg, via The Online… Read More
Certainly! Here comes a photo camera with 1400 mega-pixels. This is the camera installed in Hawai in the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (PanSTARRS) telescope. I say that when Kirkland AFB builds a photo camera, Canon, Nikon, Sony and the others should bow and admire. Source: Really Rocket Science.
What is clearly one of the largest digital photos ever taken is presented by Gerard Maynard. 17-giga-pixel image where you can zoom in to look at interesting details.
Several times, I talked about the limitation to photo image quality by light diffraction but I failed to go into the details. To the general request of one reader who asked, I will try to give some explanations to better understand why the digital photographer must absolutely take that into account to make better pictures… Read More
Alors que vous avez certainement l’habitude de voir votre appareil photo avec un seul objectif (et je ne parle pas de l’interchangeabilité d’un reflex), des chercheurs à Stanford ont développé un appareil avec 12616 objectifs. ils sont exploités simultanément pour percevoir la distance du sujet et ainsi obtenir un modèle 3D du sujet photographié. C’est… Read More
Greg Scott is really an impressive wild life photographer. His images of hummingbirds are simply astounding: clear, detailed, nicely framed and showing the bird in the most surprising positions. I bow to this master! Sources: Greg Scott photo gallery, Greg Scott web site.
Italian firm HAL9000 has a neat technology to shoot very high definition images. They apply it to antique art masterworks like Leonardo’s major painting “The last supper” (of recent cinematographic fame): An incredible 16 gigapixel resolution to get down to the finest cracks in the paint. Another previous work from HaltaDefinizione (with only 8.6 billion… Read More
Photographers are avid of more pixels per frame. Most of them are also fond of panoramic photos (they look so cool). Why not join forces and make a contraption able to shoot panoramas with billions of pixels (multi-giga-pixel panoramas)? This is what Charmed Labs and Carnegie Mellon University did when they developed the GigaPan robotic… Read More
The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) is a project that is being prepared to hunt for dangerous asteroids that may hit Earth (and possibly wipe out Humans like one did for the Dinosaurs). Technically, the sensor is impressive. It’s no less than 40cm-wide and hosts 1.4billion pixels (can you say “1.4 giga-pixel… Read More
Thanks to USGS and NASA, we will have one of the most detailed photo of the Antartica continent. Using images from the Landsat 7 satellite, the researchers created the most detailed, high-resolution map of Antarctica. This results in what is now known as the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA). Using several images of the… Read More
A photograph of no less than 10 by 30 meters. Made in a plane hangar used as dark chamber and with a swimming pool used to develop the record image. This is a group of photographers collectively known as The Legacy Project that made the mad project possible. Nothing was utterly impossible. Everything was astoundingly… Read More
The Large Hadron Collider, the next monster from experimental physics in CERN at Geneva, is currently being built. Peter McCready shot a photo of it in a magnificent panorama (or is it the LHC that is really magnificent?). Source: Neatorama.