How many megapixels do we see in?

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How many megapixels do we see in?
« on: 28/09/2009 10:30:03 »
Chris Baldwin  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello again,
 
I was admiring a fine photo a colleague of mine had taken, and a question sprung to mind.  Digital cameras are measured in megapixels - my question is how many megapixels would be needed for a picture to be completely "lifelike".  Or, another angle to this would be, how many megapixels do we see in?
 
Thanks, and keep up the fantastic podcasts!

Chris

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Offline wanhafizi

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How many megapixels do we see in?
« Reply #1 on: 29/09/2009 02:37:32 »
This is a very subjective question...

What is the properties/attributes of "life like"?

TQ

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« Reply #2 on: 30/09/2009 18:18:33 »
The resolution of the human eye would be about 576 megapixels (according to http://www.clarkvision.com/imagedetail/eye-resolution.html).

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« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2009 18:57:46 »
Now does anyone know the highest resolution from a camera.  The ordinance survey cameras are 120 megapixels, still a long way off 576.