Camera technology is constantly evolving. While the precision is increasing, digital components are shrinking.
China is on a path to become a global leader in the newly emerging area, quantum technology (QT).
Recently, a Chinese company Jingkun Technology – or BigPixel used QT in creating a photo that offers startlingly high resolution.
The image is Asia’s largest ever photo and the third largest in the world
The 360-degree snapshot of Shanghai was taken from the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and it’s so precise that you can quite literally zoom in to see facial expressions of the pedestrian or even vehicle license plates clearly.
The image’s resolution is a whopping 195 gigapixels
The company boasts that its photos are more than 2,000 times precise than a photo captured by a regular camera. The photo is actually made up of lots of images taken over a few months and stitched together with image stitching technology.
Have a look at the image for yourself…. keep zooming in, it’s worth seeing!
Technology is amusing yet worrying!
It is possible that the technology used in the image could be used for the surveillance purpose in future. Just imagine, you are sitting comfortably in your home, unaware that an advanced camera is capturing you from several hundred miles away.