North Korea Enters the Megapixel Wars

800px-Flag_of_North_Korea.svgNorth Korea has entered the Megapixel Wars with a newly designed 280-megapixel sensor. Their supreme leader Kim Jong-un was reported to say, “Our country has the most megapixels, and we will attack anyone who threatens us with all our megapixels.” South Korea immediately went on megapixel alert, with China attempting to diffuse the situation.

North Korea's  280-Megapixel Imaging Sensor

North Korea’s 280-Megapixel Imaging Sensor

The situation was later resolved when it was determined that North Korea had used Photoshop to clone the CMOSIS 70-megapixel sensor, creating a new sensor with four times the resolution. Apparently, no one had explained to North Korea that an effective megapixel deterrent required a functioning sensor. At press time, satellite photos have detected clandestine megapixel research in the western part of North Korea, and President Barack Obama has assured the world that he will protect American interests in the region from the megapixel threat.

For more on North Korea’s use of Photoshop as a military deterrent see North Korea Photoshopped Its Hovercraft Fleet to Make It Look Less Terrible and Sad and A Brief History of North Korean Photoshops.

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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  1. Pingback: North Korea Photoshop War | All About Images Blog

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