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This is one of the graduation images taken at Duke commencement on May 12, 2013. Graduates and attendees can tag themselves here.

Strolling Through the Durham Farmers Market

To do a real test of the camera at a busy event, we took the camera out to the Saturday Farmers Market at Central Park in Durham on April 27. We put the camera through its paces, taking 50 shots from multiple locations all throughout the market, getting shots of the produce stands, market-goers, food trucks, musicians, and all the great atmosphere that makes it one of my favorite places to go on a sunny morning.

Steve Feller, left, and Scott McCain, right, at the Farmers Market (taken with a NIkon D60)

Steve Feller, left, and Scott McCain, right, at the Farmers Market (taken with a NIkon D60)

Steve Feller with a prototype Aware2 camera. Our next generation of cameras will be about a quarter of this size.

Steve Feller with a prototype Aware2 camera. Our next generation of cameras will be about a quarter of this size.

3 of our shots from the Farmers Market trip, top is the market up close, middle is the far-off view from the hill by the skate park, and the bottom is a close-in view of where the food trucks set up at. Click on it to get to our ZoomGallery where you can try zooming in one of the pictures.

3 of our shots from the Farmers Market trip, top is the market up close, middle is the far-off view from the hill by the skate park, and the bottom is a close-in view of where the food trucks set up at. Click on it to get to our ZoomGallery where you can try zooming in one of the pictures.

Portraiture

Aqueti's Aware 2 camera resolves 4 mm features at 100 meters, corresponding to about 40 pixels from the tip of the chin to the crown of the head. 40 pixels is enough to recognize a person, but not a high quality portrait. The 800 pixel portrait attached here was taken in a studio at a range of 2 meters with a DSLR. AWARE 2 would capture similar quality at a range of 5 meters. 200 pixels on the face at a range of 20 meters would be a very high quality photograph of a group of perhaps 100 people standing shoulder to shoulder. A very nice wedding party. 

Photographing people on risers or in the stands, Aware 2 might nicely photograph several thousand friends, perhaps a graduating class.

Here are the pixels on the face and ranges for Aware 2:

800 pixels, 5 meters
400 pixels, 10 meters
200 pixels, 20 meters
100 pixels, 40 meters
50 pixels, 80 meters
25 pixels, 160 meters

Faces of diverse scale.