Canon develops 250 MP camera sensor
No matter what camera you pick today it will likely offer you an image sensor that sports around 20-30 MP of sensitivity. This is enough to take some really gorgeous pictures but a question arises – what would you do if you had even more sensitivity with today’s cameras?
This is exactly what Canon will soon offer. The Japanese company has developed a new 250 MP image sensor that can fit in DSLR cameras, offering unbelievable sensitivity and image quality. The new sensor bets on APS-H CMOS sensor technology and is capable of producing images that are of such high quality, viewers will be able to see “lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 19 km (11 miles) from the shooting location.” This is truly impressive, don’t you think?
Despite its 250 MP of sensitivity, the new sensor is not slow at all – it can shoot images at 5 FPS with a readout of about 1.25 billion pixels per second. This is the place to say that the sensor outs images at 19 580 x 12 600 pixels, which is exactly 246.7 MP so Canon rounds up this value a little but even then the sensor qualities do not diminish in any way.
Don’t expect to find the new sensor in DSLR cameras any time soon, though. For one thing it will be very expensive, which will make a DSLR camera with this sensor cost an entire fortune. Instead Canon plans to install the device in various specialized surveillance and crime prevention tools, ultra high resolution measuring instruments and other industrial equipment.