0.43 megapixel

digital photography series, 2013

This series was made by a GameBoy camera which was released in 1998, at the dawn of commercial digital cameras. For a while it possessed the title of the smallest digital camera of the world. Its resolution is 128 x 112 pixels, 14336 pixels, equals 0.014 megapixels. It makes 4 tone black and white images. It can store 30 pictures in its memory. The camera has a panorama function which can make 4 pictures panorama images.
This series was born of the widening this function. This camera’s resolution is so small that only the very obvious contents can be decoded properly. This quality started to interest me. So I built a panorama stand and connected it to the GameBoy camera, what resulted a 10 x 3 pictures sized image. That utilized the whole available memory space.
Studying these problems: what is the minimum amount of the resolution that can be sufficient to ‘understanding’? And how come interpretability between the compound panorama image and its parts? These topics made this project to come into being.
The title of the series came from the full resolution of the panorama image: 43008 pixels, say 0,43 megapixels.