240 MP DHS Panoramic Camera (ISIS)

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on May 08, 2013

The US Department of Homeland Security is developing a 240MP 8fps 'super' camera. We spoke with them in depth and prepared the following report on key technical, operational and pricing details:

One of the main problems of tracking suspects with PTZs is that once operators “zoom in on a specific point of interest, they lose visual contact with the rest of the scene,” an issue the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) finds problematic. Indeed, this is a core issue in choosing between PTZs and panoramic cameras. While the latter maintains 'visual contact', it is with incredibly low detail (see our panoramic test results). 

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