160 Megapixel Camera!

This must be the highest megapixel camera in the world, correct me if I am wrong! This camera shoots at 160 megapixels to create a native 6 x 17-cm image. It is packed with an ISO range from 500 to 10,000, a read-out speed of 300MB per second, and a shutter speed of 1/20,000th second.




So the next question is, how are you going to store such huge image files...nearly 1 GB per uncompressed full panorama! Certainly not on your 16GB SDHC card, nor the upcoming 64GB CompactFlash cards - but rather via gigabit Ethernet to Seitz's "state-of-the-art computer system", which translates to a decked out Mac mini.


So what will this much imaging power cost you? 45,500 Swiss francs ($36,266) for the "mobile version" and 42,300 Swiss francs ($33,715) for the "studio version", and we're assuming that the Mac mini is included for that price.


However, given that this camera isn't quite what you'd front for a down payment on a Swiss châlet, the 6x17 Digital surely must be affordable to average working-class Zürich banker set, no? You can catch a glimpse of this bad boy at the upcoming Photokina expo in Germany, or can throw down some serious Swiss coinage now to pre-order this gargantuan cam, which won't become available until early 2007.



17 comments:

Ken O'Neill said...

Wait five years and you'll laugh at the memory of this while you pick up your 160 mega pixel palm of your hand compact for as many Euro.

(The dollar will be dead by then.)

Anonymous said...

Wait five years and you'll laugh at the memory of that comment because people have been saying "the dollar will be dead" for ages.

Anonymous said...

How about we skip the five year waiting period and just start laughing now . Greece in flames ... Germans hacked off because they have to bail em out and a parade of socialist deadbeat countries behind them waiting for their turn to go bust .

Mere months after the silly comment of ONeill many savvy economic and political observers wonder if either the EU OR the Euro will make it out alive LOL

Anonymous said...

Last comment, well said, haha.

Anonymous said...

Believe me the dollar will be dead by then if the rumours going around are true, I wasn't being cynical, though I've obviously ruffled a few feathers with my benign footnote.

Just Google the 'Amero', the new currency being planned for Mexico, the USA and Canada to replace the dollar that the political elite want to impose on Americans without their consent.


Could be bullshit I know, or it could be true, only time will tell.

Forgot my password to post comments.

Ken in New York :)

Anonymous said...

This chat is for a camera and you're talking about the depreciation of the dollar bill?

Anonymous said...

This is the funniest thing I've seen all day. Obviously nobody is going to buy this camera, so the comments don't matter. However, the Amero or Mexi or whatever you want to call the proposed Mexican currency will never kill the dollar. All hail the dollar. ha ha.....

Ben in Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Who said the dollar is dying... the dollar is already dead, considering the chinese have a huge chuck of it, i'm sure they'll be taking a huge chuck of images with this camera of their future palaces in america.

Anonymous said...

Not only will the dollar be dead, but so will the entire US system of measurement!! I vote yes on making everyone learn the metric system and abolishing the entire concept of "inches, feet, and miles." Bring on millimeters, centimeters, meters, kilometers, and non-American football!

--Tyler in California

Anonymous said...

i agree with tyler.

Anonymous said...

It's so BIG... Who's gonna bring that around... Dcompact Cam for the win.

taha said...

wait 5 years and ill be the richest man in the world
TAha BOy High POint


now how do i post?

Anonymous said...

lol i always remember the things like "in 5 years" , end line dont guess unless youve actually seen the future otherwise youre gonna make a fool of yourself.

Cool camera btw, got to get one lol

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how a fantasy camera article turned into an America bashing forum.

Anonymous said...

Engineers typically use both units of measurement and don't really care which one it is. The advantages of the metric system pretty much exist only for the laymen.

Canada will never give up their currency as it is the most stable and valuable currency in North America.

Finally, a third world war will break out before China's monopoly on the dollar is relevant.

Anonymous said...

Why would people hate the dollar? After all, pretty much every american has their wealth in it. The dollar has never hurt us, the government on the other hand, well, it always will hurt us, but that's the nature of things.

Anonymous said...

Its not about the dollar, it is simply the shock value of paying so much for an item like a camera, its not a car, you cant have sex in it... hahahahaha

This Amero thing sounds pretty interesting.

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