Canon has a 250-megapixel sensor that matches in a DSLR
Canon has introduced a “250-megapixel” picture sensor that might match right into a shopper-grade DSLR digital camera. The Japanese digital camera maker says the brand new APS-H CMOS sensor allows “distinguishing of lettering on the aspect of an airplane flying at a distance of roughly 18 km [11 miles] from the capturing location.” In addition to being the densest sensor of its measurement, it is also extraordinarily quick. It has a readout velocity of 1.25 billion pixels per second, which means it could shoot its tremendous-excessive-res pictures at as much as 5 frames per second.
Relatively than aiming for the retail market, Canon is concentrating on the brand new sensor at “specialised surveillance and crime prevention instruments, extremely-excessive decision measuring devices and different industrial gear.” The precise decision of the sensor is nineteen,580 x 12,600 pixels, or 246.7 megapixels, however Canon is being liberal with its rounding. APS-H is a semi-defunct sensor measurement, measuring roughly 29.2mm by 20.2 mm. That is barely bigger than the APS-C models present in Nikon and Canon’s entry-degree DSLRs and Sony’s mirrorless cameras, however considerably smaller than 35mm-equal “full body” sensors in cameras utilized by professionals and lovers.
It is troublesome to image a world the place we might all wander round with 250-megapixel cameras, however let’s take a minute to ponder Canon’s historical past. In 2007, it introduced a then-unthinkable 50-megapixel CMOS prototype. In 2010, it hit one hundred twenty megapixels. Earlier this yr, Canon launched a pair of fifty-megapixel DSLRs, the 5Ds and 5Ds R.
So… see you in eight years?