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    Are there any cameras as good as the human eye?

    When it comes to reproduction of scenery, that is. Or maybe even better?

    If there aren't any around, would that be possible? Though mileage may vary because there may be some out there with different conditions or different ways of seeing things.

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    According to this article, the resolution of the human eye is around 576 megapixels.

    As of now, the highest resolution that a DSLR camera can reach is with this 120 megapixel CMOS sensor developed by Canon.

    The only camera in the world that comes close is a Dark Energy Camera used by the Department of Astronomy and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, which can capture images with resolutions up to 570 megapixels. The device weighs about 17 tons (~15.4 Mg) and costs about $35 million to build.

    So if we're willing to put in the time, money, and resources for it, then yes I believe it's possible, but for something of that quality to be mass produced and (relatively) affordable for the masses... seems highly unlikely anytime soon.
    Last edited by Thar; March 13th, 2019, 11:04 AM.

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      Originally posted by Thar View Post
      According to this article, the resolution of the human eye is around 576 megapixels.

      As of now, the highest resolution that a DSLR camera can reach is with this 120 megapixel CMOS sensor developed by Canon.

      The only camera in the world that comes close is a Dark Energy Camera used by the Department of Astronomy and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, which can capture images with resolutions up to 570 megapixels. The device weighs about 17 tons (~15.4 Mg) and costs about $35 million to build.

      So if we're willing to put in the time, money, and resources for it, then yes I believe it's possible, but for something of that quality to be mass produced and (relatively) affordable for the masses... seems highly unlikely anytime soon.
      Thanks a lot, now it makes a lot more sense to me about the levels that cameras have yet to reach, and why good vision is always higher all the time. And then there's the factor of glasses which aid vision a lot depending on the circumstances.

      Come to think of it though, just as there's animals that can hear way above what we can, there's probably also animals who can see more than we can.

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