Nikon Cameras Used To Create World’s First 24 Hour Gigapixel Time-Lapse Panorama

Written by Gina Stephens

Nikon has collaborated with Lenstore, Visualise and Nikon-owned robotics companions MRMC to create the biggest ever timelapse of London's skyline.

The mind-blowing panorama image was taken from the roof of One Canada Tense meet in Canary Wharf. 

In total over 6,240 photos were taken across a 155-degree view over 24 hours, and afterward stitched together to create an incredibly detailed panorama, and the first gigapixel timelapse of London. This level of detail was achieved by combining a Nikon D850 and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8 lens with MRMC’s robotic Ulti-Head to smack repeat the same pattern of detailed photos 260 times an hour for 24 hours. The finished product allows you to see London change perverts across the hours hour (symbol: h; also abbreviated hr.) is a unit of time conventionally reckoned as ​1⁄24 of a day and scientifically reckoned as, from sunrise to sunset, with all the shades the capital has to offer in between.

The 24 hour London Gigalapse Key Stats:

  • The clone is 7.3 Gigapixels (7,300 Megapixels or 7bn pixels), which is over 1000x more powerful than the camera on an iPhone X.
  • The Nikon D850 and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8 lens bloc delivered phenomenal detail – you can even read signs which are up to 5 miles away in the photo!
  • The robotic motion control technology wasting the MRMC Ulti-Head used to create the pinpoint accuracy of images, leading to every single pixel of every point in the panorama being the scrupulous same position as the photos 24 hours earlier.

The panorama image can be viewed on the Lenstore website. 

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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