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Thread: Is there a Moore's Law for digital camera pixel counts?

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    Is there a Moore's Law for digital camera pixel counts?

    Is there a way to predict when, say, gigapixel cameras become standard? Howabout terapixel? Petapixel? How far could it go?
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    Thing is, it's already gone farther than almost anyone has a need for. First thing I do when I download a camera from my phone or DSLR to, say, use as wallpaper or post on the web, is shrink it. And the latter is set to not use it's highest possible resolution. I just don't need it.
    Consider also that the pictures in almost all cases are being saved as JPEG's. It's a "lossy" system. Why do you need a zillion pixels just to introduce compression artifacts anyhow?
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