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World's Largest Photograph is Now a 70 Gigapixel Panorama of Budapest

World's Largest Photograph is Now a 70 Gigapixel Panorama of Budapest

Posted July 30, 2010 at 12:26pm by iClarified · 13778 views
The world's largest digital photograph is now a 70 gigapixel panorama of Budapest taken by 360World. It has beat the 45 gigapixel image of Dubai and the 26 gigapixel image of Paris for the title.

"The World Record starts with a high definition camera and and a telephoto lens with an extremely narrow field of view. Sony’s A900 25MP camera seemed an obvious choice, and Sony was pleasantly eager to provide us one. Fitted with a 400mm Minolta lens and 1,4X teleconverter, it provided a 2,4 degree horizontal FOW per frame. Our estimate was that a 60 gigapixel image (with the necessary overlaps) would require 5040 individual photographs — 24 rows with 210 frames in each, taken with a 360 degree horizontal and a 60 degree vertical FOV. Counting with 4 seconds per frame (during which the robotic head re-adjusts for the next shot), it was quite clear that the task would take a minimum of 6 hours to complete. "

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Read More [via Engadget]


World's Largest Photograph is Now a 70 Gigapixel Panorama of Budapest
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Billy
Billy - August 1, 2010 at 1:13pm
ha ha ha ha its funny how you guys can review without even seeing actual things. Trust me folks its beautifull and gorgeous its not about picture its more about zoom and resolution. Wow i am stunned looking at this entire pic how far i can zoom into objects. Please please carefully read and goto engadget full review and from their it take u to page which is worth installing flash or sliverlight amazing.
wezz69
wezz69 - July 31, 2010 at 8:22am
Maybe im missing something here, it looks like 1 of my nans boring holiday shots taken by her shakey hand! Looks no better than one taken with my iphone 1g lol.
wezz69
wezz69 - July 31, 2010 at 8:28am
SCRAP the previuos comment, i was only looking on here, went to to the original site and perfect
LazyDude
LazyDude - July 30, 2010 at 9:19pm
It requires Silverlight. So Im not gonna bother installing all the crap.
Albo
Albo - July 30, 2010 at 2:23pm
It is an unfortunately boring panorama to have chosen.
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