Earthcam GigapixelCam

By Ethan Ace, Published Aug 28, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Gigapixel surveillance continues to gain interest, due in no small part to its "wow" factor and extreme resolution. Webcam provider EarthCam is the latest entrant to this space with their aptly-named GigapixelCam. In this update we overview the features and functions of this new model, and how it compares to other gigapixel/high-megapixel offerings from ipConfigure and Sony.

Overview

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Panorama *********

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Competitive **********

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