SilentStrider: I don't know why, but I love a good your mom joke. And this is a good one.
Flumenos: My first thought: That would make an awesome spy camera for U2's and drones.FTFA: "The team's research was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)."Still awesome.
Whatthefark: Creepy guy that invented the camera so he can maintain the restraining order distance while still being able to take pictures of kids at the park.[i48.tinypic.com image 400x598]/I kid. I'm sure he's a nice guy
lordargent: Megapixels don't matter as much as lens quality, tiny cameras == tiny lenses == tradeoffs.
lordargent: synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single deviceMegapixels don't matter as much as lens quality, tiny cameras == tiny lenses == tradeoffs.The camera's resolution is five times better than 20/20 human vision over a 120 degree horizontal field.A FOV of 120 degress = a 12mm focal length (on a full frame camera with a rectilinear lens).So it's really wide, but that's what I would expect from something made from a bunch of cameras/lenses slapped together. They're essentially making a huge panorama across the X and Y axis. And probably only grabbing the sweet spots at the center of each camera/lens (vignetting and chromatic aberrations occur more frequently at the edges of lenses).So although this is interesting, it's not much of an advancement. Tech wise, it's a no brainer. The concept is no different than a regular panaroma (shoot a bunch of images, stitch them together). They're just parallelizing the photo taking.// The biggest panorama I've made was of 80 images. 80 * 8mp => 640 megapixels ... a little over half a gigapixel. And that's with one camera panning over the Y axis only. Another vertical row of 80 photos would have gotten me to 1.28 gigapixels.// article is boring with specs on the cameras. How many megapixels per camera? Focal lengths of the lenses? Fstop range? etc?
MooseMuffin: SilentStrider: I don't know why, but I love a good your mom joke. And this is a good one.My reactions to headlines like this assure me that I'll never grow up.
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