China: The Institute of Optics and Electronics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a camera featuring a 100 megapixel charge-coupled device (CCD) chip. It is currently China”s highest pixel camera. The camera is capable of producing images with 10,240 x 10,240 pixels.
Moreover, it is small and light, with its widest part measuring only 19.3 cm. It can be used at temperatures ranging from minus 20 degrees centigrade to 55 degrees centigrade.
Its high sensitivity and high dynamic range (HDR) features mean it will be useful in high-resolution imaging in the fields of aerial mapping, city planning, disaster monitoring and intelligent transportation systems.
The camera is equipped with advanced optical systems, camera control systems and high-capacity data recording systems, and it has proven successful in a recent trial use as a part of a national aerial remote-sensing system.
Source: China Daily