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.