Tuesday, September 26, 2006

160 megapixel digital camera

Quoting digitizationblog:
From slashdot today: Swiss camera maker Seitz has released a 160 megapixel digital camera. The highest end scanners, like the Cruse CS 155/450 P, produce 150 megapixels. 160 megapixels is 10 times more than higher-end consumer-grade digital cameras' megapixel ratings.
This means that "scanners" that use cameras can become even higher quality. It also means that photos taken of a collection can be incredibly detailed!

Our tools for creating digital surrogates are getting better and better...!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to point out that the Seitz is actually a type of scanning back, i.e. the scanning head moves across the imaging area to capture the shot. Given that it takes at least 1 second to get the image, and the output file is over 300MB, it's very unlikely that this type of device will ever be used in a scanning machine such as the 4digitalbooks DigiBook or Kirtas BookScan.