Spectral Instruments working on unique 112 MP camera

The US company Spectral Instruments is currently working on a camera that is to be one of a kind due to some very special features – a 112-megapixel CCD sensor and an ability to shoot the Sun and stars during daytime.

The camera will belong to the company’s 1100 series and features a chip that has been cooled to –100 degrees Celsius in order to eliminate “dark current”, thus allowing the exposures to last for hours while remaining crisp. Probably few of you know what “dark current” is so here’s an explanation – dark current is a relatively insignificant electric current that passes through photosensitive devices such as photo diodes or charge-coupled devices (CCD).

112 MP camera sensor

Representatives of the US company have also said that the camera is designed primarily for scientific use and employs a 95 mm x 95 mm (3.7-inch) sensor that is best used in space but at the same time can be used by any photographer. The camera is also expected to be very expensive, which is hardly surprising with just the sensor costing 100 000 USD.

Unfortunately at this point in time not much else is known.


Source: Popphoto.com

Related posts

A*STAR creates 1 TB 5 mm thick hard drive

A few months ago Western Digital created a 5 mm thick ultrabook hard drive with a total capacity of 500 GB and some flash memory on board. This time, however, the hard drive giant has been beaten by A*STAR – a company that has perfected 5 mm hard drives to such an extent it now has a 1...

Team Group outs 42-in-1 USB 3.0 card reader

Ok, that's it, If you're still searching for appropriate multimedia card reader, his one could come in handy, 42-in-1 USB 3.0 high speed card reader. Team Group's new model dubbed TR1151 has colorful painting design and weighs only 80 grams.  It supports 42 specifications of memory cards...

Clean Master – clean your Android device

Clean Master is a popular free application designed for various Android-based devices that quickly scans your gadget and determines how much internal space you may free by deleting unnecessary files. The app supports 27 languages and offers enhanced functionality that includes...

Leave a comment