Super-megapixel resolution pictures are something that arouse awe in most people and one of the reasons for this is because they’re not easily obtained. The prices of professional DSLR equipment are pretty high, prohibitive for most casual photographers, so access to this kind of tools is rather limited. But you can build a 130 megapixel camera yourself, using a scanner.
First of all, this is not the type of camera that you carry around your neck for a quick point-and-shoot session in one of your holidays. It’s not meant for shooting fast moving things either. What it can do though is take 130 megapixel pictures. That’s 13,068 x 10,173 pixels, pretty impressive for a home-made scanner camera. The device is built from a 1200-dpi flatbed Epson scanner and a manual-focus Canon lens and has an old-school appearance. Although the author is an amateur photographer who claims that it’s a ‘just for fun’ project, the results of his work are quite remarkable. Not to mention the price of the parts used.
This is a DIY project for the photography enthusiast and, with a little imagination, it could pass off as a microscope. Kidding. Detailed pictures revealing the potency of the 130-megapixel monster are available in the link below.