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.
html) In a paper appearing in the journal Nature on Wednesday, the team describes their AWARE-2 camera, which can potentially capture up to 50 gigapixels
of data - or 50,000 megapixels.
First, it was a breathtaking image of Paris that set the record as the world's largest digital panorama at 26 gigapixels
Those photos were then stitched together over a 5-month-long process, resulting in an image nearly five 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.
Production and supply of Gigapixels
shots for the Palace of Fine Arts in Lille.
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