The lens of the world’s largest digital camera was introduced to the world around this time last year. Now the sensor has been completed as well, and Stanford researchers have taken the first 3,200-megapixel images in the lab. Yeah, you read that well – 3,200 megapixels, and these are the largest photos ever taken in a single shot.
Have you ever wondered what the largest lens in the world looks like? It belongs to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), and its diameter is 1.57 meters (5.1 feet). It will be paired with a massive three-ton camera to study the sky and take enormous 3.2-gigapixel images every 20 seconds.