The 320 gigapixel
image, taken by expert photography firm 360Cities, comprises more than 48,000 individual frames which have been collated into a single panorama by a powerful workstation.
The researchers believe that within five years, as the electronic components of the cameras become miniaturized and more efficient, the next generation of gigapixel
cameras should be available to the general public.
Brady and his colleagues think that gigapixel
cameras will find their way to the general public within five years as the electronic components of the AWARE-2 model become smaller and more efficient.
First, it was a breathtaking image of Paris that set the record as the world's largest digital panorama at 26 gigapixels
The company will take a series of 170 images, at around 4 gigapixels
each, of various neighborhoods in 34 cities throughout the United States.
In August of 2012, what was at the time the largest image ever posted on the internet was published in the JCB DataViewer: an electron micrograph of an entire zerbrafish embryo that contained 281 Gigapixels
at a resolution of 1.
An image taken of Dubai has taken the top spot as the world's largest digital photo, beating a breathtaking image of Paris that had set the record at 26 gigapixels
However, Brady is hoping to scale the technology down to create a single-lens reflex camera with a resolution of 50 gigapixels