The camera itself is pretty big right now, 75x75x50 cm (30"x30"x20"), a size required to keep the circuitry cool. It also snaps a relatively sedate three frames per minute. So it's big, ungainly, slow, and right now only shoots black and white. Why is this so special? Because it represents a step towards proper, commercial gigapixel cameras. This design manages to sidestep some of the imaging abberations that plague large-scale photography. The team is already planning a 10-gigapixel color version, and then a 50-gigapixel one.