OT: Largest Digital Camera

Bruce Walker bruce.walker at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 21:32:43 EDT 2020


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:10 PM Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
>
> > On Sep 13, 2020, at 5:57 PM, Bruce Walker <bruce.walker at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 8:21 PM Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Sep 13, 2020, at 5:04 PM, Bruce Walker <bruce.walker at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> In ten years that rez will come in one of the standard cameras in an iPhone.
> >>
> >> lets call green light 500nm, so if I do my math right, a square sensor 60,000 photons on a side would be 30 um on a side. So, that kind of sets a bottom limit on how small that resolution sensor could be.
> >
> > Not a problem. They will get around physical limits through a
> > combination of: pixel-shift, software interpolation and extrapolation,
> > and with current upward sizing trends, by 2030 the latest iPhone will
> > be about the size of a sheet of drywall.
>
> 2030 is about 7 Moore’s cycles in the future, so with the current one at 12MP, iPhones should still be under a gigapixel by 2030.

Ah, but what about when Apple answers the 108-megapixel Samsung Galaxy
S20 Ultra challenge?

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-bmw



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