More interesting to non-techies is the fact that the Google Cultural Institute has just released 1,000 pieces of art "scanned" by the new camera. Visit Art Camera Images and see works by Pissarro, Signac, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Remington, and Boudin to name just a few.
The Art Camera Images are a treasure; as is written on the Google Blog,
So much of the beauty and power of art lives in the details. You can only fully appreciate the genius of artists like Monet or Van Gogh when you stand so close to a masterpiece that your nose almost touches it. As you step back from the brush strokes, you wonder how it all comes together.
The video below takes a quick look at the camera and what it can do.