Chinese manufacturer Penchan has done it! A 5.5 terapixel camera!

Katherine Hannaford Cameras 13 Comments

Who woulda thunk it? The Chinese company Penchan has developed a camera with a whopping 5.5 Terapixel resolution, or in layman’s terms, 5,500,000 megapixels. Yes, really. We just got off the phone to Canon and Nikon and it’s safe to say, they’re petrified.

When we told Hasselblad about Penchan’s new product, they vowed to get out of the industry as fast as their little Swedish legs could carry them.

But, to obviously soften the blow to their competitors, they encased it in a powder blue cover and painted a little penguin on. Those darlings, they really *do* care about their rivals’ feelings.

(via Gearfuse)

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By Katherine Hannaford | February 20th, 2008





  • http://www.voiceofmichael.com Michael Flowers

    Where can I get one?

  • Mike Beale

    anyone want any huge memory cards to store your snaps let me know.

  • Spoot

    Yeah really, now we need 100 terabyte SD cards with some cute elephants on it. :P

  • Josh

    Look at the lens im sorry people its a toy

  • http://www.panoramaphotographer.com thatkeith

    No worries, I just painted “6 Terapixels” on the front of my Nikon. All’s well again.

  • http://www.panoramaphotographer.com thatkeith

    No worries, I just painted “6 Terapixels” on the front of my Nikon. All’s well again.

  • alexisgt

    You DO realize that the manufacturer made a false statement on this and that the whole post is sarcasm…

    • kkinsalotamyass

      yeah we are not all stupid canadians who have no clue….

  • sam

    captures Google Earth in a single shot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.giese.37 Martin Giese

    I actually have one of these! Got it in a hotel souvenir shop in Japan about 6 years ago, and it still works. More than can be said of the Canon I got around the same time. When you press the button it plays various outtakes from some Cartoon series, probably in Japanese. Except for a periodic “ale you leady?” Love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.giese.37 Martin Giese

    B.t.w. I always thought “Penchan” was some form of pidgin for “penguin,” considering the little creatures in the display.

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.giese.37 Martin Giese

    I actually have one of these! Got it in a hotel souvenir shop in Japan about 6 years ago, and it still works. More than can be said of the Canon I got around the same time. When you press the button it plays various outtakes from some Cartoon series, probably in Japanese. Except for a periodic “ale you leady?” Love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.giese.37 Martin Giese

    B.t.w. I always thought “Penchan” was some form of pidgin for “penguin,” considering the little creatures in the display.