Friday, October 13, 2006

Cool New Digital Camera Being Developed

Two engineers from Rice University in Houston, Texas believe they may have created the next best thing to happen to digital cameras. At a time when everyone is jealous of more megapixels, they are preparing to give us a single-pixel camera that can produce higher resolutions by using less power and taking up less room on memory cards.

The new technology does have a trade-off, however. Apparently the single-pixel must "blink" about 10,000 times to capture an image which results in a much longer picture taking time. This new technology is still being developed but was revealed this week at the Optical Society of America's conference held in New York. It's a long way from being consumer ready, in fact it's the only single-pixel camera in the world, but it could one day become the standard in digital technology.

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