It’s Easy to Take the Power of Cameras for Granted


In just the last week, I’ve seen multiple instances of camera technology that truly boggle my mind. At the same time, I know how easy it is to just scroll past them.

I just want to take a few moments to sit back and really appreciate just how incredibly far we have come from a technological standpoint with cameras.

Not that long ago, the idea of a camera that could both shoot video and take pictures with the flip of a switch was just that — an idea. That’s all before we even get to the idea of good quality, which didn’t really even start happening until about a 10 years ago. Now we have some outrageous photo and video prowess packed into cameras that basically fit in a pocket, and I’m not even talking about just how good smartphone cameras have gotten. I dig into it in this week’s Clipped Highlights.

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Image credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI.