CalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3117 times:
Quoting San747 (Reply 10): You know, I could've sworn I had read in Popular Mechanics about a 4 Gigapixel camera... It could pick up details that the naked eye couldn't even see...
The gigapixel project is using 9" x 18" roll film, then scanning it. It is not a digital camera. From their website:
"We concluded that, consistent with the largest practicable roll film format (9"×18"), we could expect to achieve a resolution equivalent to 1000 megapixels. Hence, came the name Gigapxl™. With recent developments, this figure approaches 4000 megapixels, but the name remains unchanged."