Going to need a large memory card!
Megapixels are probably the most overrated unit in technology since gigahertz. They signify a resolution setting and beyond about six megapixels other factors in a camera’s design become far more influential to picture quality. Unfortunately, releases like this aren’t going to help spread the message!
Relative industry unknown BetterLight has come up with the ‘Super10K-HS’, the world’s highest resolution camera which is capable of snapping shots at an incredible 412MP. This creates images with a native resolution of 10,200 x 13,600 and, more importantly, enables the output of originals at 34in x 45in at 300dpi. What does this mean for file size? We’ll you’re going to need one awfully big hard drive since each photo thunders in at a whopping 794MB. Try putting those holiday snaps on a memory key…
Of course the Super10K-HS is designed purely for professional use (it isn’t particularly pocket friendly in any case) and will be employed in the art reproduction market and for producing digital archives of famous works. This is probably for the best considering its $22,995 asking price.
The Super10K-HS will be out in March, should you wish to take your chances with one on a Friday night pub crawl…
”’Update:”’ Our resident camera expert Cliff suggests $22,995 dollars for such a highly specified camera is actually rather reasonable. So you might as well get two: one for Friday night and one for Saturday night.