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    Default How many Megapixel can we see with our eye?

    Is it actually valid to ask how many megapixel can we see with our eyes?

    Do our eyes use pixels to form a picture like digital cameras?

    How many megapixel are we able to see?
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    Default Re: How many Megapixel can we see with our eye?

    It's amazing how little information is actually needed to see.

    The retina has about 6 million cones, and anout 125 million rods. But there are only a bit over a million axons ("nerves") taking the ifnormation to the brain. There's a bit of preprocessing.

    The resolution of the fovea (the most "accurate" area) is about 10000 points.

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    Default Re: How many Megapixel can we see with our eye?

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham L
    It's amazing how little information is actually needed to see.

    The retina has about 6 million cones, and anout 125 million rods. But there are only a bit over a million axons ("nerves") taking the ifnormation to the brain. There's a bit of preprocessing.

    The resolution of the fovea (the most "accurate" area) is about 10000 points.
    yes.....wat he said....ahem

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    Default Re: How many Megapixel can we see with our eye?

    Yes thats what i thought................ and left it there an hour ago...

    But does that actually tell us how many pixels we are seeing? is it 1000 we are seeing? is that what you meant GL?



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    Default Re: How many Megapixel can we see with our eye?

    About 6Mp in the central cone of vision, a cone about 7 degrees included angle.

    If you eye was your camera lens, you would not want the pics it takes. Only a small central portion would be in focus, the majority would be in a blur.

    The optic capability of the human eye is quiet an interesting read, not that youll find it anywhere to read. Ive garnered my knowledge from years of interest in Optics, Astronomy as well as few general questions to Opticians Ive occasionally visited.

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    Default Re: How many Megapixel can we see with our eye?

    6Mp isn't really that much.I'm disapointed that my eye is capable of seeing 6mps
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