If the eye was a camera, how many megapixels would it be?

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Adam Reakes  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi guys,  A 2 part question for you to cast your eye over and rack your brains with:

If the human eye was equated to a digital camera, how many megapixels would it be (assuming the eye had 20/20 vision,) and if the brain were a HDD, what would the storage capacity be?  Love your podcasts!  Regards,

Adam Reakes, Sydney, Australia

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 27/09/2011 18:01:03 by _system »

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If the eye was a camera, how many megapixels would it be?
« Reply #1 on: 27/09/2011 19:00:11 »
The eye thing was covered on the forum before:
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=32278.0

I think the question of our memories is more complex, as our longterm memory cannot be defined as just a set of discrete data like a computer's. The reliance on massive interconnectivity appears to underlie the way we store events, language, etc and not only our thinking processes.

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If the eye was a camera, how many megapixels would it be?
« Reply #2 on: 03/10/2011 01:44:59 »
This one covers it nicely.


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If the eye was a camera, how many megapixels would it be?
« Reply #3 on: 07/10/2011 00:02:34 »
The above in turn references this thread:
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=11174.0

(so we've been around this one a few times ;-)  )
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If the eye was a camera, how many megapixels would it be?
« Reply #4 on: 15/10/2011 02:48:26 »
It's a nice one :)
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