Surpassing M.I.T.’s previous record of 1 trillion selfies per second, researchers in Japan have announce a new camera which takes 4.4 trillion selfies per second. This camera uses an optical shutter to acquire images with a resolution of 450 x 450 pixels.
This initial application of this camera is to satisfy the public’s insatiable desire for celebrity images. When told about this new camera, Paris Hilton immediately ordered two. “It’s all about numbers,” Paris said. “Now I can have even more photos of myself.” Other celebrities are expected to follow her lead, with sales eventually trickling down to the large population of self-absorbed American teenagers.
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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Oh my, self-absorbed is right. I don’t think it’s just the teenagers either. I think most of us will be satisfied with the photos we take of friends and family with our simple cameras. There are always those however who always need more, thus the need for better.