|By Shelly Palmer||
|June 20, 2012 04:07 PM EDT||
What’s that in your fancy, expensive digital SLR camera: 40 megapixels? Yawn. Researchers have designed a camera that could take 50,000-megapixel shots. Though the team has currently built and tested only a 1,000-megapixel (one gigapixel) camera, they are constructing a 10,000-megapixel version and foresee future cameras with much higher resolution. “Scanning a scene with these cameras, you can see a lot more than if you were actually there,” said electrical engineer David Brady of Duke University, who co-authored a paper detailing the camera’s design published in Nature on June 20. Read the full story at Wired.