This Incredible Camera Shoots 80-Gigapixel Panoramas, and You Can Explore One Here

This Incredible Camera Shoots 80-Gigapixel Panoramas, and You Can Explore One Here

Outdoor camera technology has advanced quite a bit, and EarthCam's latest device, the GigapixelCam X80, offers some incredible capabilities, most notable being its 80,000-megapixel panoramas. To celebrate, the company made the most detailed image of New York City ever. 

EarthCam is one of my favorite apps on my TV, allowing me to watch high-quality live feeds from cities and interesting landmarks all around the world. But their new camera, the GigapixelCam X80, takes things to a new level. For example, check out this incredible 80-gigapixel shot of Manhattan from the top of the Empire State Building. 

To achieve these capabilities, the GigapixelCam X80 uses the Sony 61-megapixel sensor in the a7R IV to shoot images that it then stitches together in camera. The camera features 360-degree control with pan, tilt, and zoom and can be controlled over IP, 4G, and 5G. Beyond extreme panoramas, live video can also be streamed. Furthermore, to ensure its ruggedness in challenging environments, it has a thermostatically controlled, corrosion-resistant enclosure, transmission over Ethernet or 4G, Linux OS platform on industrial SSD, self-healing and auto-recovery capabilities, on-board diagnostic system, and maintenance-free wiper. It is quite the powerful camera with a variety of applications from industrial uses to tourism. Be sure to explore the panorama linked above! You can also learn more about the GigapixelCam X80 here.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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