Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pixels by the bucket

How many pixels can you get in a bucket? Well if you buy the RMV 29050 camera from illunis the answer is twenty-nine million, approximately. They’re using the new 29Mp KAI-29050 sensor from Kodak, which while not the biggest on the market, certainly illustrates the trend towards ever higher resolution.

As you might expect, the frame rate is pretty low – 2fps in dual tap configuration – but that’s only to be expected. No word on pricing, though I’d guess at something in the region of $20,000. That’s a lot of money and a line scan camera might present a lower cost alternative, but it all boils down to the application.

I’m just scratching my head over what kind of application needs this camera – aerial reconnaissance perhaps?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You missed the even more exotic 50 mpix camera: