Duke University's Prototype Gigapixel Camera Creates Super Hi-Res Photos





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Published on May 14, 2013

A new prototype gigapixel camera creates color photographs 10 times sharper than 20/20 vision and with 100 times the resolution of a consumer camera with 10 megapixels.

Duke University professor David Brady and his colleagues developed the AWARE2 Gigapixel Camera with a single lens, 96 microcameras and a 110-degree field of view. The prototype device improves upon a previous version.

"What's really unique about this camera is that it has very high pixel count for things at finite range," said Brady, the Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Electric Engineering at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. "It does that in a way no other camera has before because each of the microcameras focuses individually, so objects at various depths can all be in focus."

Brady and his team used the camera to take a picture of Duke University's 2013 graduation ceremony in Wallace Wade Stadium. View that image here: http://bit.ly/13U3wNB.

The prototype camera is large -- about three feet cubed -- but Brady and his team are working to condense it.

Learn more here: http://disp.duke.edu/projects/AWARE/.

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