World's First 2.5 GB Digital Picture

I recall just over four years ago, I was quite excited to hand over four crisp benjamins for a 2-megapixel digital camera. But pixel count has been growing exponentially, and if you think 10 megapixels is excessively large already, think again. Fresh from the Netherlands, is a 2.5 gigapixel digital picture, currently touted as the world's first.

Taken from the top of a 100 feet tall university building in Deft Netherlands, the image was created by merging 600 individual pictures taken by 4 gigapixel cameras. The original picture was 7.5 GB in size and the whole process took 75 minutes to complete. Watch the video after the jump to get the full experience.

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The world's first 2.5 gigapixel digital picture [Via: MobileMag]