We thought the 41 megapixels in the Nokia 808 were exorbitant, but a team of US engineers have one upped the Finns by building a one gigapixel camera that is only(!) the size of a bedside cabinet.

A Boeing A160 Hummingbird drone. This rotor-based aircraft is capable of vertical take-offs and landings. The craft is affixed with the DARPA-developed ARGUS-IS imaging system -- which boasts a 1.8 gigapixel camera that can "track people and vehicles from altitudes above 20,000 feet."

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engineers at duke university have developed a camera able to take photos with up to one billion pixels of resolution.

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Nasa, Google, Carnegie-Melon Develop NexGen Gigapixel Camera

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