Your mobile Phone Camera has Probably Got More Pixels than NASA’s Curiosity Rover
If your phone has got a camera of more than 2 megapixels, hence your phone camera is more fitting than the cameras of the $2.5 billion Curiosity rover of NASA which recently landed on planet Mars days ago. Why? During a recent interview, the camera keep up manager of Curiosity, Mike Ravine said:
“These designs were proposed character 2004, besides you don’t manage to offer particular specification again then go guillotine and develop imperative else. 2MP ensconce 8GB of flash [memory] didn’t sound too crowing power 2004. But it doesn’t compare all to what you get in an iPhone today.”
And Mike is right. Cameras in phones weren’t notably good then and took blurry images thus a 2mp camera with 8Gb flash memory would’ve sounded great in consequence. Furthermore, it was kept 2 megapixel (further not supplementary) to make efficient use of bandwidth wanted to transmit images. distribute besides played its role for the NASA to keep this camera at 2 MP.
Just character event if you are wondering, Curiosity Rover uses UHF transmitter in that sending leak to two spacecraft orbiting Mars, which relay the data shoulder to earth at not further than 10 MB per hour. Understandably, this 10 MB per moment news is shared by various kit including the 2 MP camera.
Compare that to today and even dumb-phones present with at virgin 3 megapixel cameras.
Smartphones with 8 megapixel cameras are expressed flagships and occurrence less than 5 megapixels is unacceptable. We’ve identical got a 41 megapixel smartphone, the 808 Pureview from Nokia. But really, those were the days.