Gigapixel cameras

Gigapixel cameras

This is a discussion on Gigapixel cameras within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I thought some of you kids would get a kick out of this site. http://www.gigapxl.org/ These guys have several mega high resolution cameras that they ...

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    Gigapixel cameras

    I thought some of you kids would get a kick out of this site.

    http://www.gigapxl.org/

    These guys have several mega high resolution cameras that they shoot photos with and they post clips from the photos (the actual photo files are way to large to put on line).

    but they get some amazing detail.

    example:
    This photo of San Diego


    a zoomed in part of the same photo



    anyway, check out their photos in the gallery http://www.gigapxl.org/gallery.htm

    (I can't wait until I can get a gigapixel camera in my phone)


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    Dang - now you got my appetite whetted Zund!

    Guess you hardly need a zoom lens
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    WOW, one can only hope to hit the lottery! Thats amazing!
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    Incredible. If my wife finds out about these things, my gun money is in real trouble.

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    They are amazing! I don't know if they are available to the public, but these days you can actually do wonders with some of the higher megapixel cameras.
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    Hasselblad: Here ya go fellas. And you thought shooting was an expensive hobby...lol. Yep, they're available.......to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett....but Warren gave his $30 billion away.....

    Base price: $39,000, plus
    Options: $8,000 to $27,000 per lens
    Memory Card: $2,000, other stuff: $5,000 to $13,000 per item

    Go here: http://www.dcviews.com/press/Hasselblad-39-series.htm

    Have fun!

    Hasselblad launches the world's first 39 megapixel DSLR camera and camera backs

    Hasselblad announces the H2D-39 digital SLR camera and the CF-39, CF-39MS and CFH-39 camera backs based on Hasselblad's true 39 Mp CCD sensor and its unique Digital APO Correction technology. This new line of products features the new Hasselblad Natural Color Solution, which takes digital photographic color reproduction to an entirely new level. The new products also deliver images of unsurpassed sharpness and resolution and at the same time reduce any moiré effect to a minimum. Update: US prices added...

    Hasselblad launches the world’s first 39 megapixel DSLR camera and camera backs - digital camera and photography newsHasselblad 39 Series brochures (pdf files)

    NEW Hasselblad 39 series US prices
    Hasselblad CF-39 / CF-39MS digital back
    Hasselblad CFH-39 digital back
    Hasselblad H2D-39 digital camera

    PRESS SUMMARY

    New products offer professional photographers unprecedented image quality

    Hasselblad is creating a new standard of digital image quality for professional photographers with the announcement of a new camera and three camera backs based on the combination of Hasselblad's new, true 39 megapixel CCD sensor and its unique Digital APO Correction (DAC) technology. This new line of products features the new Hasselblad Natural Color Solution, which takes digital photographic color reproduction to an entirely new level. The new products also deliver images of unsurpassed sharpness and resolution and at the same time reduce any moiré effect to a minimum – a first in the history of digital photography.

    Based on the Hasselblad H2 camera with its range of high performance, central shutter-based lenses, and featuring extended digital features, such as DAC lens optimization and Instant Approval Architecture, the H2D-39 is the world's first high-end, 39 megapixel, digital auto-focus camera. Compatible with the entire range of Hasselblad H System lenses, the world finest digital lenses, as well as the Hasselblad V camera lens system, the H2D-39 brings the highest level of integration and flexibility to the professional photographer.

    The new Hasselblad 39 megapixel digital back products include the CFH-39, CF-39 and CF-39MS, and have been built to meet the needs of professionals who require the best, for both mobile and studio shooting. The 39 megapixel digital back products match the design and functionality of the Hasselblad H2 camera and the Hasselblad CFH-39 digital back fits onto view cameras using the H-system interface plate for mechanical attachment and flash sync connection to trigger digital capture. The CFH-39 also fully integrates with the power system of the Hasselblad H2, so that both camera and digital back can be powered by the H2's Li-ion battery.

    The Hasselblad CF-39 line of digital backs offers 39 megapixel digital capture with Hasselblad's interchangeable camera interface, the i-Adapter, and the option of true color multi-shot capture. In a studio environment, the color resolution of captures can be increased by means of a unique multiple-exposure technique controlled by the
    optional Multi Shot Module (patent pending). The result is unique color resolution and absolutely moiré free images.

    Christian Poulsen, CEO of Hasselblad comments: “We are constantly striving to create the optimum photographic tools that will enable our customers to take the best possible pictures. With the new, 39 megapixel-based Hasselblad products, we are confident that the outstanding image quality of the captured files and the subsequent and substantially reduced need for post-processing work will be of significant benefit to our customers. In over 15 years of working with the most advanced digital camera solutions, the combination of the 39 megapixel CCD sensor and the DAC digital lens optimization delivers a first for me - images files in which any moiré effect is reduced to a minimum, combined with superb sharpness and resolution on a single shot camera.”

    DAC lens optimization – fine-tuning superb quality images
    Based upon the capture of an extended set of metadata, the Hasselblad H2D-39, CFH-39, and CF-39 line perform an automated correction for color aberration effects with every shot. This means that digital captures are, by default, optimized with regards to the finest detail the lens can resolve. This feature is called digital APO correction (DAC) to signal ‘digital-capture-APO-chromatic' correction of the images. Implementation of the feature includes highly detailed mapping of each H system lens, resulting in head-turning image quality.

    Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
    Color management solutions have in the past imposed limitations on professional digital photographers, because of the forced choice of a specific color profile to suit the job: capturing various skin tones, metals, fabrics, flowers, etc. To combat this, Hasselblad has developed the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution to be used with its FlexColor imaging software. Working with the powerful, new Hasselblad Natural Color Solution enables professional photographers to produce outstanding, reliable out-of-the-box colors, with skin tones, special product gradations, and other difficult colors accurately reproduced.

    Christian Poulsen explains: “It has always frustrated me that users have had to choose between different input profiles, i.e., specific portrait and product profiles. Most compositions contain more than one element, so optimizing for one element will always have a negative effect on the colors of all other elements. With the inclusion of the new Hasselblad Natural Color Solution, we have to the best of my knowledge solved this issue. To implement its unique Hasselblad Natural Color Solution, the company has developed a new Hasselblad raw file format called: 3F RAW (3FR). The new 3F RAW file format is designed to ensure that images captured on Hasselblad digital products are quickly, effectively and safely stored on the available media (CF card, Imagebank, etc). The file format includes lossless image compression, saving 33% of storage space. Combined with the architecture of the Hasselblad digital camera, this allows for capturing up to 35 images per minute.

    A 3FR file defines the colors in the Hasselblad RGB color space with its out-of-the-box quality and, used in FlexColor, it removes both the need for experimenting with different color profiles to get optimum colors and the need for selective color corrections.

    3FR files can be converted directly into Adobe's raw image format DNG (‘Digital NeGative'), bringing this new technology standard to the professional photographer for the first time. The DNG file format enables raw, compressed image files to be opened directly in Adobe PhotoShop, allowing photographers to operate quickly and efficiently and reducing the “downtime” taken to process image data. Hasselblad image files carry a full set of metadata, including capture conditions, keywords and copyright, facilitating work with image asset management solutions. For specialist commercial photographers the full productivity and creative freedom offered by Hasselblad's FlexColor workflow software is also available via importing the DNG file.

    The new Hasselblad products will be rolled out worldwide through Hasselblad's national subsidiaries and channel partners in Q1 2006.

    An extensive upgrade program is available to existing Hasselblad customers to enable them to take advantage of the full benefits of the new products.


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    I always wanted a Hassie.....but, they are too rich for my blood.

    I just got the current issue of Popular Photography and I'm thrilled to see Sony coming out with their first DSLR camera which will take Minolta Maxxum lenses! YIPPEEEE!
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    Wow ... 39 megapix!

    Keep in mind that 35mm is functionally the equivalent of 12-13 megapixel.


    (still quite a way short of those 4 Gigapixel cameras, but still pretty nice.

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    I loved taking pics in medium format but dang unless you did everything yourself.. same with 35mm i made switch as soon as i could to digi

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    I have a very nice hi res digi (20D), not too badly priced even though I got it when first released. Where the money comes into play is the lenses, anywhere between several hundred to several thousand dollars for each lens.

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    That is the coolest site....
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    Quote Originally Posted by .45acp
    I have a very nice hi res digi (20D), not too badly priced even though I got it when first released. Where the money comes into play is the lenses, anywhere between several hundred to several thousand dollars for each lens.
    Yup.. nice camera. I have the new 30D, upgraded from the Digital Rebel (300D) and just got my new IS lens as well. Woot!

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    Camera gear can make guns look inexpensive as a hobby huh? "Hey, Dear? Can I get that new 1911?" "It's less than than Hasselblad I saw....." < >

    My son (BA in Photography) works in a large art & commercial photo processor & studio with rental studios and rental gear. As a result, he can do all of his processing free, small to large format, as well as borrow their gear when not otherwise in use. Including Hassie. He told me they're bringing in some of the 39 megapixel digitals later this summer or fall. He is truly like the proverbial pig in a poke. Me? I quit using my 35 MM years ago, and am now learning digital with a Canon 620A. A whole new deal.


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