New Seitz camera cranks the megapixels up to 160

Seeing a camera this large again makes me smile from ear to ear. The new Seitz 6x17 panorama camera packs an incredible 160 megapixels into a body twice the size of a human head. The native images it takes measure 6 x 17 cm, or 2.3 x 6.7 inches. An ISO range from 500 to 10,000, a fastest exposure speed of 1/20,000 and a readout speed of 300 megabits per second (Mbps) add to the fun! Unfortunately, this camera won't be available until "early 2007," but you can make a reservation now for either the "mobile version" or the "studio version." You should probably think about giving up fancy cheeses and hot cocoa for a while if you do, though, because these babies cost $36,266 and $33,715, respectively. On the other hand, if the private yacht storing your gold bricks starts to sink you could always complement your purchase with the equally impressive Roundshot D3 360 degree panorama camera, and use the Seitz D3 digital scan back for both.

Seitz, via Engadget