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Scientists have been puzzling over cosmic acceleration – the ever-faster expansion of the universe – for decades. Now, they have a new tool that may help them solve the mystery: a 570MP camera that is being used by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) group to snap images of galaxies that are millions and even billions of light years from Earth.   This is replica hardware at Fermilab that was designed to help scientists mount the camera to the Blanco telescope. Image credit: Fermilab. Although the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) was built at Fermilab, it’s not there anymore. The... Read more...
There’s been a decent amount of talk lately surrounding the megapixel race on camera phones. At Mobile World Congress, the only cell phone manufacturer to actually show proof of a 12 megapixel phone was Sony Ericsson. That doesn’t mean Sony Ericsson is the only manufacturer in the race, however. Not long after Sony Ericsson announced its 12.1 megapixel camera phone, codenamed Idou, Jeremy Newing, LG Mobile's head of marketing in the UK, told TechRadar that LG definitely plans to compete in the megapixel race by releasing its own 12 megapixel camera phone. Newing also made sure to mention that it’s... Read more...
The crummy camera in your phone would have been considered a multi-megapixel wonder just a few years ago. But advances in cramming megapixels into cameras have run up against the limits of what's usable. Wired has some suggestions about how to choose a digital camera, now that they're all powerful enough. But piling on pixels can actually hurt the quality of your photos, because manufacturers typically just squeeze more little diodes into the same space on the image sensor. That means the physical size of each pixel shrinks, causing them... Read more...
With shrinking feature sizes, smaller and smaller form factor devices are coming to market. Imagine this little image processor coupled with bluetooth embedded in such devices as key chains, pens and other small form factor devices. James Bond would have a ball with this type of technology. I wonder what the power requirements will be? The new Micron image sensor (product number MT9M019) captures 30 frames per second (fps) at full 1.3-megapixel resolution (1,280 by 1,024 pixels) or 60 fps at VGA resolution (640 by 480 pixels), allowing for high-quality, seamless video. Additionally, another critical... Read more...
For the average person, the workings of a computer and digital camera can be a bit mystifying and confusing. To combat this problem in the retail market, advertisers have been creating easy ways to judge the power of a product using fairly easy to understand terms like "Megahertz", and "Megapixel". The Megahertz rating system has been phased out for some time now, first starting with AMD and then with Intel following, but the problem with digital cameras remain. Thankfully Dan has some advice to give on shopping for the right camera.... Read more...
All good marketing schemes usually come to an end. With processors, Intel had to abandon their MHz/GHz rating system. Digital cameras are starting to hit the same wall these days, with megapixels and total zoom features becoming less of a focal point. In their latest article, TheTechLounge discusses some features you should be looking for in a good camera. ""When consumer digital cameras hit the market, manufacturers looked for that magical feature which could determine the worth of one camera versus another. Once the megapixel barrier was breached,... Read more...