130 Megapixel scanner cam update


We recently posted a story about a 130 Megapixel camera made from a scanner. We’ve recently discovered a better view of the internals. While there aren’t a ton of details. This should be sufficient to get your own hacked together.


  1. andrew says:

    What’s wrong with the article’s appearance on the front page? It looks frelled.

  2. will[2] says:

    I think there’s something wrong with my eyes… The picture looks weird. It’s like it the light coming from it is grouped into location by similar wavelengths… Somebody help me.

  3. cde says:

    Irony is defined as: Low quality pictures of a 130mp camera.


  4. Mike says:

    The sensor used in the device could actually be a PDA sensor.

  5. Rachel says:

    A pair of mirrors will allow for some fantastically high resolution pictures of itself, though it may have trouble capturing its own CCD.

  6. bort says:

    lal caleb, if you bothered to click the images you could’ve used the full size versions:

    back view

  7. Mac says:

    I developed and documented the construction of a panoramic scanning camera, or PanoramaScanCam, using a flatbed scanner and a cheap lens. It can be seen here:


    One of these days I need to revisit the project and give the PanoramaScanCam a better lens.

  8. h_2_o says:

    anyone know of a list of scanners with the smaller 4×6 ccd sensor that you can actually get? this looks like a fun project and i have a few medium format and large format lenses that i would love to try this out on.

  9. Wwhat says:

    You know if you take a normal 10MP camera with manual control and remove the lens you only have to move it a few times,(say 3 or 4) the width of its sensor horizontal and vertical behind a central lens to get the same resolution.
    Not quite the same but perhaps an alternative to play with, and much quicker I’d think since moving 9 positions for example should go quick.
    And then you can use panorama stitching standard software to compile the complete image so even if it’s not perfectly aligned the software can fix it.

  10. plastidip says:

    The US version of the scanner he’s using is the Epson V30. http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=63081039

    Mac: I’ll take a look at your panorama cam, it’s exactly what I was thinking of when I saw this.

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