New Camera Captures 4 Billion Pixels Per Second
How do you figure that? 33MP at 120fps. That’s right — 33 megapixels! Data transfer rate is 51.2Gbps! This is the camera that NHK built to supposedly replace HDTV “one day?” While we won’t see this replace HDTV for years and years, it’s an impressive feat, but one that might also fill a hard drive or ten a little too quickly.
Why 120fps? Originally planned to be 60fps, the camera became a 120fps beast when its designers at NHK decided that images might seem too blurry on a screen as large as the one that might one day be made to take advantage of this full resolution.
Really, though, current HDTVs are 1920×1080 pixels: that’s two megapixels. 2K and 4K monitors are just coming out…and no one can afford the latter. I just can’t see this being something that even the not-so-near future holds in store for us.