Curiosity’s camera project leader explains 2-megapixel choice

curiosity mastcam (dpreview)

Chances are good that if you bought a cellphone within the last five years, its camera shoots higher resolution images than those on NASA’s Curiosity rover. But in case you forgot, megapixel counts only tell part of the story, and there’s a lot more behind the choice of sensors in Curiosity’s Mastcams than you might guess.

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