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This 112MP Sensor Can Capture the Sun and the Stars At the Same Time


There are many different levels of camera, ranging from point-and-shoot compacts to medium format behemoths, but what if there was something much more powerful than even the highest end Haselblads? What if someone other than space stations could get their hands on a camera that could shoot, say, 112MP photos with enough dynamic range to capture the sun and the stars… in the same exposure… in broad daylight? Well, if we play our cards right, we may just get to see that.

Spectral Instruments, a small company that works out of Tucson, AZ, is hoping to build a version of their 1110-series camera you see in the above video for use on Earth — but to make that happen they’ll need your help. They want to get this technology into the hands of professional photographers to see what they would do with it, but first they need to know that there’s enough general interest to justify the project. So if you want to see what this 95x95mm sensor camera (5X the area of a medium format sensor) can do on our planet then share this article, comment on the video, and shoot them some encouraging messages.

We’re not sure about you, but we would love to see what some lucky photographers could come up with when they had that many pixels and that kind of dynamic range at their fingertips.

(via Fstoppers via Gizmodo via The Verge)