5 Most Amazing Cameras in the World

5 Most Amazing Cameras in the World

Curious Droid presents five most amazing
cameras in the world. Digital cameras are getting more
powerful and smaller each year with mega pixel counts and other features
increasing at a breathtaking rate but step away from the consumer devices and
there are some truly amazing cameras being used. In this video we’ll look at
some of the most amazing cameras in the world today and coming soon. If you’ve
ever used Google Earth, Bing, Apple or most a mapping applications then you’ve been
seeing images mostly captured by satellites in orbit around 360 odd miles above the earth. In 2014 a new satellite was launched called the
Worldview 3 which is owned and operated by DigitalGlobe and is the first
commercial satellite to have a 25 centimeter resolution. That means that
each pixel of the picture is the equivalent of 25cm by 25cm or about one square foot of the actual earth’s surface. That might
not sound like much but don’t forget the camera is 363 miles up in space. Whilst is is still not enough to make out details like people’s
faces or car number plates it is quite a big jump from a 70cm
resolution but applications like Google Earth had to use before. DigitalGlobe
still had to apply for special permission from US government sell the
new higher resolution images on the open market such as increase in the quality
that the new system can reveal that it would have been classified before. The
system can image an area the size of the United States in just two days and can
see through clouds and smoke with its additional short-wave infrared imaging
cameras so many events like wildfires can now be seen in a way which were
previously been hidden by the smoke or water vapor from clouds. Now if you thought that the Worldview 3 was powerful, then wait until you see the 1.8 gigapixel
ARGUS-IS This is DARPA’s Autonomous Real time
Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System or just ARGUS-IS for short. This system is able to track and record every moving object such as
people, cars, trucks and other objects of interest in an area up to 36 square
miles from a height of 20,000 feet and see objects as small as 6 inches across which is about 15 centimetres.Iit is
designed to be mounted onto UAV’s, drones, planes in fact anything that can stay
above the target area for long durations. Now you may be thinking that this uses
some super high-tech camera system but in fact it uses 368 5 megapixel camera chips that you would find in a normal mobile phone.
These are mounted behind for Lenses and the images from all the image sensors are combined into one large image equalling 1.8 gigapixels which
allows for a large coverage area but still being able to zoom in and see the fine
details. The hard part is actually handling all the data because the system
is a persistent surveillance one, all the data is recorded and at the rate of 6000 terabytes of data per day. The system can automatically identify and track moving objects over an area the size of a medium-sized city, something
which would take a 100 Predator drones do the same. The operator has to
just select an area of interest to look at and the system will start tracking. Up
to 65 separate zoomed in Windows of interest can be opened to allow
targets to be tracked across the entire field of view. Although originally
intended for military use in Afghanistan it’s thought that this could be used to
track criminal suspects in civilian areas too So now we come from the 1.8 gigapixel
surveillance system to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope or LSST
currently under construction in Chile. At the heart of this system is a 3.2Gigapixel camera which will be the largest ever created when it comes
online in 2022. The camera however is no light weight like the ARGUS-IS. The three
Mirror device weighs 3 tons and is a size of a small car. It has 189 image sensors and has a resolution equivalent to 800,000 8Mp cameras. The single image that will be created by merging all the data
from all the sensors would fill 1500 full HD TV screens. In 2022 when the LSST starts to come online it will begin a ten year mission to photograph the entire
southern sky every few days to produce the most detailed catalogue of stars and
galaxies yet created. Because it can image the entire sky every few days, differences in the images will be used
to track objects like asteroids and the movement of galaxies in order to try and
better understand dark matter and dark energy which is believed to make up 95% of the universe. We’ve seen high-speed cameras capturing things like balloons exploding, bullets going through objects, even the first few
milliseconds of an atomic explosion but the world’s fastest camera is so fast
they can even capture pulses of light as it moves through space. The camera which has been developed at MIT Media Lab has an effective frame rate of 1 trillion
frames per second the avergae video camera on the other your hand works between 24 and 30 frames per second. In one experiment the team used a laser to
create extremely short pulses of light which are then shone through a plastic
bottle filled with a cloudy liquid. This create almost a bullit of light as the
packet of photons are seen moving from one end of the bottle to the other. It takes
the light just one nanosecond for 1 billionth of a second to travel the
length of the bottle. The biggest problem with this type of imaging is it has to
be made up one line at a time, so the process has to be repeated hundreds or thousands of
times and the separate slices are then combined into a video which you see
here. That’s fine for a scientific experiment in the lab but for events
which cannot be repeated thousands of times scientists in Japan have created the
STAMP or Sequentially Timed All Optical Mapping Photography method which can
capture an astonishing 4.4 Trillion frames per second at a
resolution of 450 x 450 pixels. Now that resolution is not much when compared to say an iPhone 6s but the best slow mo performance
for the iPhone 6s can be achieve is 240 frames per
second, it would take the iPhone 6s 581.3 years to capture the same number
of frames as the STAMP system can capture in one second. Now from the fastest cameras in the
world to the smallest. built by Medigus the micro scoutcam is just
1.2mm across and has a resolution of 224 x 220 pixels and is fully waterproof. Made for endoscopic work
scoutcam is so small but it can be built into a tablet like the PillCam. This
can be then swallowed and travels through the digestive system whilst
transmitting a video as it goes. The tablet includes the camera, a light
a battery and a wifi connection and captures 18 frames of video per second. Normally the patient wears a belt which
picks up and records the video signal for analysis later. This allows doctors and
specialists to see what’s happening inside the patient in real-time without
having to do surgery or use a traditional endoscope. NASA have also
been using the camera with tiny invertebrate robots in experiments on
the International Space Station to inspect areas that would otherwise be
inaccessible. This super lightweight low power camera now enables the placement
of cameras would have previously been impossible. Thanks for watching and I hope you
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know in the comments below. 🙂


  • scorpion19142001

    January 14, 2018

    Be Careful is that a real fly on the wall?

  • TheConspiracy Realist

    January 14, 2018

    Where's the Japanese girl? I mean really Curious….you took away my curiosity 😕😔

  • Stu R.

    January 14, 2018

    Just thinking about how far we've come technologically since I was born, little less than 30 years ago, and where we will be in another 30 is truly astounding. As far as I know – technological advances are actually accelerating. Likely this is due to our modern communication systems and lowering of the overall poverty – in other words, information is now accessible to a lot more people (well, China).

  • kamal ks

    January 16, 2018



  • Robert Khan

    January 18, 2018

    That is amazing

  • Sanjay Shinde

    January 19, 2018

    Excellent video. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


    January 24, 2018

    look at the minute 1:11… serious the camera is situated 363 miles? above the earth? our creator is telling us that we are under a dome and experiments by amateurs it shows that the distance between earth and the dome is only 73 miles or 129 km, on youtube is a video named,…FLAT EARTH: RACKET AT 73 MILES SHOW MOON WHICH proves THE EARTH IS NOT A GLOBE

  • Jack Carter

    January 24, 2018

    I would stick the micro scout cam up my wifes cervix and and see how the the kids are developing when she was pregnant.

    Chance would be a fine thing, she didn't let me near her pussy when she was pregnant.

  • Bob Czz

    January 26, 2018

    Right off the bat you are LYING. Satellites DON'T EXIST. Google satellites don't exist and you will get overwhelming evidence that is the case.

  • Sumit Sharma

    January 27, 2018


  • Taner Göbülük

    January 28, 2018

    We did not see a shirt this week! Why?

  • greg lavers

    February 1, 2018

    Why isn't there a camera now that gets EVERYTHING in focus? I mean they can't put together a camera with multiple camera lenses that all shoot the same area being photographed and each lens is responsible for capturing "in focus" a different depth in the shot and there would be a software that would incorporate all these "in focus" shots into one picture.

  • shiva naik

    February 2, 2018

    west fello

  • Praveen Nalam

    February 9, 2018

    Where can I buy them?

  • 4one14

    February 19, 2018

    Only halfway through and I'm already drooling in amazement at the resolutions! Thanks for more great content!

  • Jack Jammen

    February 20, 2018

    If law enforcement had access to video they could zoom in like this, there wouldn’t be any killers not tracked down, simply by rewinding footage.

  • Just Kidding

    February 28, 2018


    s9 can capture up to 920 f/s
    rip iphone xD

  • KAOS

    March 1, 2018

    sorry but could not stop laughing at how many brain cells are needed to remove the coke bottle label!

  • Chuck Pergiel

    March 2, 2018

    I could have sworn I saw a 15 minute video of yours yesterday about cameras, but today I can't find it. Am I hallucinating?

  • Premislao89

    March 22, 2018

    I don't really think that recording something a thousand times and stitching it together to make it seem like one very slow video can make this camera the most slow motion one. It's like saying that Spielberg uses the most advanced cameras because whole movies come out of them and win Oscars… Or that photoshopped model pictures are more advanced than the non photoshopped ones because they look so much better. Or to make a milion pictures of the sky, stitch it and say that the camera that took it have the resolution of the outcoming images resolution which is simply not true. What matters is what you get from the camera and not what you can do with it after downloading it to the computer and doing the magic.

  • roller4312

    March 23, 2018

    this is all very interesting, but what second is the you know what?

  • oya ORITE

    April 4, 2018

    1:55 "1.8 giga pixels Argus IS"
    And that stupid salesman boasted that his iphone camera was unbeatable!

  • Bangkit Dan Percaya Investama

    April 30, 2018

    you deserve to be one of 5 best clickbait thumbnails in the world

  • ilyes dehina

    May 5, 2018

    they re watching us

  • louis dubois

    May 8, 2018

    Visit maybe realm comparison administer apparent graduate forward controversy mix nut.

  • Richard Brown

    May 19, 2018

    Why won't they show as Antarctica…and how the ice circle around the flat stationary earth. And also show us the dome firmament above us!

  • TheSolderingGuy007

    May 19, 2018

    The music killed the otherwise awesome and knowledgeable video

  • JulCaos Elliott

    May 28, 2018

    Trillions of frames per seconds? That seems like you could stop time practically!

  • D R

    May 29, 2018

    Why is it that Paul voice seems to change from one video to another? As always very interesting content.

  • Marek Svec

    June 3, 2018

    Google Maps and other map services actually use mostly aerial photos from planes at least for the last 20 years. As you didn't have this kind of resolution from satellites until recently. Even though its called "satellite" imagery you can often clearly see the line where different aerial photos merge, with skewed shadows and sometimes even different vegetation as they can be taken in different seasons throughout the year. https://support.google.com/earth/answer/6327779?hl=en

  • Tuber You

    June 3, 2018

    You mean the most specialized cameras in the world. That is, the ones that no one reading this are going to use.

  • Luiz Almeida

    June 3, 2018

    the Asian girl at the thumb caught my hearth

  • Russ Cooke

    June 12, 2018

    I wanted to see the camera in the thumbnail 😣

  • youareonthetube1

    July 12, 2018

    01. NASA sais "we have cameras that can get video and take pictures of other solarsytems and planets up to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles away"
    THATS A LIE. But people believe it. THATS WHY ITS A BELIEF. … they believe it …
    02. NASA sais "360 miles is to high up to get a clear image of anything, we have no satellites that can do that"
    SO either there are cameras that can take video and images from 40 light years away or there are not.
    AND. Being able to take the video and images of something 40 light years away means that you have cameras that can see the bacteria on a fleas but inside of a dogs hair on earth without even beginning to push the power of the telescopic device that can do that.
    But OOOOhhhhhhhhh they can do 25cm, one foot pixels. wwwoooowwwwww what great technology. NOT.
    Thats three contradicting positions that NASA has at hand.
    Each one cancels the other as each one proves the other to be a lie.
    Satellites are launched on balloons and are at the mercy of the winds and planes that assist them.
    There are also planes that are the acting satellites.
    Satellites are very much a real creation.
    There altitude and position are not. Thats more lies.
    You can see a satellite in a telescope at times when they launch the balloon operated device and tell you where it will be before it crash lands somewhere and sends out its beep message to be retrieved.
    Unless it is hooked in flight and brung back aboard the aircraft before it crashes to the ground.
    In which case there will be no crashed satellite and no beeping distress locator.
    LOW EARTH ORBIT, thats where youll find it.

  • Colonel Radec Of The Helghast Empire

    July 27, 2018

    Gotta love that thumbnail

  • Salvatore Shiggerino

    August 1, 2018

    Come on, the only reason I clicked was because of the noodlewhore in the sundress in the thumbnail!

  • RocKiteman _ 2001

    September 15, 2018

    Is that a 10K millimeter telephoto lens in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

  • Redem Legaspi

    September 17, 2018

    flat-earthers: satellites are fake. any flat-earther here?

  • ehtcom

    September 18, 2018

    English. "abuv ve errf"

  • rickard1200

    September 22, 2018


  • erikk77

    September 25, 2018

    You can run, but you can't hide.

  • Gregory Rogalsky

    October 2, 2018

    camera odsucura , Nikon F.. Leica M3.. Speed graphic. Nikon D5 , Sony A7r111

  • France

    October 18, 2018

    You mean them watching us doing our proudest fap?

  • TheMcspreader

    October 27, 2018

    This is some of the most professional content on YouTube. Love it. Good pace. Minimal repetition which is the downfall of most US TV shows which turn 3 minutes of information into 30 minutes of intellectual patronisation. Most educational. I'd pay to have this linked to the kids mobile phone usage. Watch 20 minutes of CD get 5 texts or one Instagram. As an aside, while Gurgle use planes for lot of their imagery in popular areas, the vast majority is satellite worldwide.

  • The-Mike_D

    October 30, 2018

    You still get a like but.. the clickbait was a weak move.

  • Rimas Haji

    October 31, 2018

    WHAT 4.4.trillion frame rate per second….

  • BSB World

    November 3, 2018

    Which camera are best to buy for travel purpose which can take video, easy to handle and to operate and cheap also, for if it get lost , it wouldn't bother you much.

  • Mihai Lazar

    November 4, 2018

    what's with the asian chick in the thumbnail ?

    What is this, Bright Side or a science channel ?

  • Mihai Lazar

    November 4, 2018

    oh, you used FD Project morninglight

    Isaac Arthur Legion , of course we noticed that

  • Mihai Lazar

    November 4, 2018

    1 TRILLION FPS ??????

    WHAT ?????

  • Roxanna Mason

    November 12, 2018

    "Criminal Tracking" Yeah right, that's the governments code for survailliing innocent citizens w/o their permission or knowledge. Big Bro's eye in the sky is on you Joe citizen. Scary.

  • Gregory Rogalsky

    December 24, 2018

    So in other words.. It's CGI bullshit ?

  • WrongTimeline

    December 24, 2018

    3.2 Gpx / 8 Mpx = 400 Camera equivalents, not 800,000.

  • Tyler Hensley

    December 24, 2018

    So if you truly understand how the "trillion" fps was done you wouldn't be adding it to this list, they are pulsing a Laser and taking one picture per Laser pulse the pulse is just in a slightly different position than it was last time it took a picture so each picture is a completely different set of photons.
    2nd how did the camera lens see that light, I mean you can clearly see that wave of light on the back drop and since the light we are seeing on the apple is actually a reflection of that light then how are we seeing that light before it gets to the apple? We aren't and what we are seeing is the laser light pulse being dispersed each time and taking a picture of where that light is at after it has been dispersed.

  • Ricco Swahveh

    January 5, 2019

    DARPA multi-million dollar real-time tracking AI. . . Dude is using windows media player

  • bmlsb69

    January 15, 2019

    A satellite that can take clear closeup zoom pictures of earth surface, yet no camera can zoom in and capture any of the 1886 satellite…Not even NASA

  • Mcgyver Newone

    February 13, 2019

    Wasn't expecting that at all. That was a big pill to swallow lol
    Not to mention literally swallowing one.


    February 14, 2019

    Are you  sure the reason to watch the southern skies isn't to watch for nemesis and nibirui !??!!

  • Hemant Gaikwad

    February 19, 2019

    That would be a hard pill to swallow !

  • Ultimo

    March 4, 2019

    Does the girl come with the telescope?

  • Elli P

    March 8, 2019

    Um, yes. The cameras are terrific, but the batteries all run flat in under 3 seconds. Man, I hate it when that happens…

  • Brenton Ryan

    March 25, 2019

    That balloon is pretty darn cool

  • Jason

    March 29, 2019

    Great..I use to be thinking that people were watching me. Now I'm paranoid to the extreme

  • Barry White

    April 12, 2019

    Do You Think You Have a Need to Know This? I Think Not!

  • chris kelvin

    April 21, 2019

    Nice thumbnail! Been hittin’ the gym?

  • bill atwood

    April 27, 2019

    If Argus IX maps the moving objects from 20,000 ft then it is definately not satellites Darpa or Google is using to track people and moving objects as satellites do not exist at 20,000 feet.

  • misbel1

    April 27, 2019

    That was awesome!

  • Charles Rablin

    May 1, 2019

    This is very inspiring, just when I was thinking that the human race had sunk into the dark abyss, it appears that some people are still doing great things.

  • justin h

    May 6, 2019

    Clickbait! Picking a cute asian for the thumbnail… Well done sir. Well done.

  • Bobby Goetz

    May 19, 2019

    Your old click bait videos aren't even that bad lol

  • Bobby Goetz

    May 19, 2019

    Me: You know what ELSE is the size of a small car?
    The guy in my head: Don't say it, don't you say it!

  • Threelly AI

    May 25, 2019

    Good shit…

  • Lisa Harris

    May 25, 2019

    The End Times are close

  • ALM Mack

    May 28, 2019

    With available cameras what are the zoom capabilities, could a camera see a condo swimming pool on the moon or a Kansas City Chiefs sticker stuck on the space station? Public or Private sector.

  • Ray Mon

    May 31, 2019

    And yet, the US with all it's technologies and bells and whistles couldn't defeat a bunch of sandal wearing, rag tag Taliban.

  • Ronaldo Brito Roque

    July 4, 2019

    Mr. Curious, is it possible to make a black and white mirror?

  • heyidiot

    August 26, 2019

    3:13 "…all the data is recorded…" No, all the data ARE recorded.

  • chopper680

    September 3, 2019

    Loved the content, missed your awesome shirts,guess it was wash day?

  • rex mundi

    September 4, 2019

    That thumbnail really says something about your passion for telescopes.

  • Danny Ray

    September 5, 2019

    so how dose the stamp camera work? i mean the shutter would have to go 4 trillion tames the speed of light. and that is way impossible


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