What is the difference between a camera and a human eye?

Have you ever wondered what kind ofDoes the resolution equivalent to the pixel on the camera have our vision? Can the world's most powerful camera compete with the structure of the human eye? And why does the camera and our eyes see the world in completely different ways? Let's try to figure this out together in this article.

What's cooler: the human eye or the most powerful camera in the world?

How many megapixels does the human eye have?

The human retina has approximately 5millions of color receptors, which in translation into a pixel language is only 5 megapixels. Not the most advanced indicator compared to modern devices, right?

Despite this, the human eye still hasabout one hundred million monochrome receptors, which determine the creation of a complete picture of the surrounding space by the device that analyzes the incoming information - the brain -. In addition, the human organs of vision, unlike the camera, receive information not static, but in motion, thus forming a common panoramic image equivalent to 576 megapixels. Well, but this result is already inspiring!

Which animals have the best vision?

Despite the complex device systemhuman vision, which allows to achieve an impressive result of 576 megapixels, in nature this figure is not considered the limit. The most complex visual system among all creatures on planet Earth is possessed by the so-called peacock mantis shrimp (lysiosquillina glabriuscula), which live off the coast of Australia. According to research, these amazing creatures have superpowerful vision, which in many ways surpasses all optical systems known to man.

A unique shrimp that lives in the Great Barrier Reef, has the most perfect vision in nature

Lysiosquillina glabriuscula has a uniquethe ability to see the world in polarized light. In other words, shrimp can unknowingly use the same advanced 3D technologies that modern Hollywood experts use when creating special effects for blockbusters. Zoologists believe that the function of such a vision can be used during the mating season, or simply when communicating between mantis shrimp.

Shrimp can see the world around them in blindingly bright light.

What exactly can they see with their uniqueeyes of these sea creatures? Researchers believe that the vision of peacock shrimp can perceive circularly polarized light that is invisible to the human eye, which can be observed in the laboratory using special glasses with polarizers.

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Besides shrimp, one of the most advanced speciesvision in nature possess flies. It is believed that the frame rate in the eyes of these insects is many times higher than human indicators. So, the frequency of image change in flies is about 300 frames per minute, while in humans this figure is only 24 frames.

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The unique visual system of the fly hasapproximately 3.5 thousand small hexahedral facets, each of which is able to capture only the very meager detail of the image. Thanks to such an arrangement of the eye, the fly is able to instantly navigate in space, which, in fact, makes it so elusive for a running slipper.

What does the world's most powerful camera look like?

The most powerful camera in the world is rightfully recognized3.2 gigapixel camera, which was developed as part of the construction of the Large Synoptic Research Telescope in Chile. The developers believe that the start of operation of the most powerful camera in the world will happen very soon - in 2022. The giant camera weighs approximately 3 tons, while having the dimensions of a small car. According to calculations, the telescope will be actively used for 10 years, during which the telescope camera will take about 800 images of the sky in the highest resolution. Scientists hope that the use of such a telescope will help humanity to know the Universe much better than ever before.

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