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  • HOLY ___ a 70MP Camera!?!?!

    New livecam can handle 70 megapixels

    Panoramalama


    By Tamlin Magee: Friday 18 June 2004, 11:53

    SMALL SWISS COMPANY ROUNDSHOT has released an interesting new item, the 360 internet Livecam. The Livecam is a digital 360 camera, capable of 70 megapixels.

    The Swiss company claims the Roundshot Livecam uses a high-resolution digicam designed for pro photography, as well as slit-scan technology, which apparently allows for "seamless panoramas" of up to 360. The cam is also capable of a high zoom factor, zooming up to 20 x.

    Apparently, the cam has "far-reaching" applications, most importantly in tourism, weather stations, corporate websites, airports, sports clubs, construction sites and private residences.

    Sizes of Livecam files can be scaled up or down depending on available bandwidth, 4mb recommended for a full res panorama and 100 kb for an internet panorama. The camera is capable of shooting panoramas of up to 80mb. The included software's open-source, so the Livecam portal can be embedded in websites or further developed.
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    HOLY ___ a 70MP Camera!?!?!

    70MP, holy shit ? With such a high resolution, you can take airport pics from FL430 and can still count all employees on the ground .

    -Colin

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    • #3
      Who needs that when you could have a D70!

      :P

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      • #4
        70 Megapixels? Ha, that's nothin'...

        Click Here :P
        CheckSix

        Equipment: A camera (who gives a rip about the brand?)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CheckSix
          70 Megapixels? Ha, that's nothin'...

          Click Here :P
          Hey I've been to FermiLab...actually I live in the city where it is located! It's pretty cool going on the self-guided tour of the 15-story building where you take the elevator up to the 15th floor and look down.



          Next Flights:

          October 14, 2006 - Airtran MDW-MSP
          October 16, 2006 - Airtran MSP-MDW

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          • #6
            http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/intern...ation/f448.cfm

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            • #7
              Re: HOLY ___ a 70MP Camera!?!?!

              Originally posted by PT737SWA
              The Livecam is a digital 360 camera, capable of 70 megapixels.
              A 70 MP file, not a 70 MP camera.

              (On the other hand, who could refuse to take a shot with that 500 MP CCD? )

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              • #8
                Re: HOLY ___ a 70MP Camera!?!?!

                Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
                70MP, holy **** ? With such a high resolution, you can take airport pics from FL430 and can still count all employees on the ground .

                -Colin
                no you couldn't. Atmospheric distortion would destroy such fine details.
                That's the reason the rumours about the CIA being able to read the title of the book you're reading from orbit or the license number on your car are just that, rumours.

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                • #9
                  Actually, I was watching a special on tv about that a few years ago..... while granted you cant make out a book or a license plate, they did zoom in on the host of the show, holding a 2x2 foot cardbord sign that read "Hi Mom!" ( in red letters on a white background ) he was in the studio parking lot..... Big Brother is still too close for comfort.....

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