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Too Many Dots

2002-09-24 21:52:58+00 by TC 7 comments

How many pixles does it take to change a light bulb? Kodak has produced a 13.8 million pixle whopper

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#Comment made: 2002-09-25 12:36:47+00 by: petronius

Please excuse my photodigital ignorance. How big a file would such an image produce, in megabytes?

#Comment made: 2002-09-25 14:43:24+00 by: Dan Lyke

Raw off the CCD, between 17 and 20 meg. As an uncompressed TIFF file, either a little over 40 meg or a little over 80 meg.

#Comment made: 2002-09-25 15:30:27+00 by: TC

yeah, with a camera like that, you'd want built in bluetooth or 802.11 so that it could just send the images from it's cache or 100gig drives are getting smaller.

#Comment made: 2002-09-25 16:18:47+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Oh, I dunno, a 10 gig microdrive (and I'm sure we're approaching that density by now) ought to be able to handle plenty of pics. Also, for most use, a high-quality JPEG ought to be sufficient.

#Comment made: 2002-09-26 02:43:10+00 by: spink

Most of the high end professional cameras have built in IEEE 1394 (aka FireWire/iLink) to link to an external storage mechanism like a laptop or a firewire hard drive.

#Comment made: 2002-09-27 16:20:51+00 by: Dan Lyke

Jeff sent along a Canon 1Ds Field Report.

#Comment made: 2002-09-27 22:12:01+00 by: meuon

That's a pretty impressive report, For the $$ it better be. I'll keep my toy for a while longer. Maybe before next year's Burning Man I'll get called by a higher power to upgrade :)