Canon's one hundred twenty-megapixel digital camera plumbs the depths of your pores
In case you thought present cameras did not expose your bodily flaws sufficient, this week’s Canon Expo featured a prototype of the corporate’s EOS collection packing a whopping one hundred twenty megapixels. For distinction, Canon’s present choices prime out round 20 to 50 megapixels. However one hundred twenty? That is sufficient to seize each pore, wrinkle and even distinct reflections in an individual’s eyeball.
The EOS 120M Digital camera System (also referred to as the Y038) might haven’t have been shopper-prepared, nevertheless it definitely acted the half. The digital camera was hooked as much as a 24-70mm lens and set as much as seize photographs of artfully organized knick-knacks like vintage books, enjoying playing cards and a feather. The ensuing pictures, displayed on a monitor close by, appeared virtually surreal — they have been sharp, extremely detailed and colourful, however one thing about them felt extra like sensible work. I discovered myself wanting between the bodily objects and the digital picture, unsure in the event that they have been the identical factor. Zoom in on the photograph, although, and each blade of straw and speck of filth might be picked out in wonderful element.
One other picture on show was that of a younger woman and, whereas she wasn’t bodily there for comparability, there was an unimaginable sense of intimacy as I zoomed in on her face, making out blonde hairs on her cheek and small creases in her pores and skin. Look into her eyes and you would make out a mirrored image of the lighting gear, stands and all, behind the photographer. You understand how in crime exhibits they will “improve” a photograph of a homicide scene, to the purpose the place they will now determine the killer by way of the reflection within the sufferer’s eye? This might make that a actuality.
Nevertheless, because the 120MP EOS digital camera is simply a prototype, we cannot be seeing shopper fashions heading into creepy hyperrealism any time quickly. However, provided that Canon additionally introduced a 250-megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor this week, it will not be lengthy earlier than all of us have good cause to be self-acutely aware about our microscopic faults.