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Canon builds a 250 megapixel camera sensor

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Sep 2015 22:57 User comments (6)

Canon builds a 250 megapixel camera sensor Camera giant Canon has announced this week a 250 megapixel CMOS sensor that sets the record for highest resolution at its size.
The AOS-H CMOS sensor offers resolution of 19,580 x 12,600, and Canon's APS-H sensors were used in EOS-1D DSLRs not too long ago so the sensor is incredibly relevant even though the smaller APS-C is used now in current cameras.

"When installed in a camera, the newly developed sensor was able to capture images enabling the distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location,"
reads Canon's press release, an incredible feat.

Furthermore, "the new Canon-developed CMOS sensor, however, despite its exceptionally high pixel count, achieves an ultra-high signal readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second, made possible through such advancements as circuit miniaturization and enhanced signal-processing technology."

If you were looking for the sensor in your next DLSR or smartphone - keep waiting. Canon is looking for applications in "specialized surveillance and crime prevention tools, ultra-high-resolution measuring instruments and other industrial equipment, and the field of visual expression."

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6 user comments

18.9.2015 14:24

Takes sexting to a whole new level.....

29.9.2015 0:10

I bet a LOT of astronomers are all over this ^^ .

39.9.2015 0:30

Originally posted by Bozobub:
I bet a LOT of astronomers are all over this ^^ .
Oooh, that is true. That would be dope as Hell taking pics with a 250MP!

Pics of Venus on clear night would be awesome!

410.9.2015 22:20

Canon are known for details in the pictures. It was a Canon 85mm to 300mm zoom lens used to photograph Henry Kissinger's confidential papers from a distance of close to 50 yards during Viet Nam negotiations from correspondent's balcony such that ALL the text was very clearly readable.

511.9.2015 13:39

if i read that article correctly, this will be used in the "blue light" cameras (here in USA street cameras used by police to detect criminal activity will often have a blue light atop, like car and ambulance roof lights only blue)
which means mugshot quality pix to see on TV "do you know this person? call our tip line at 555-5555)"


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613.9.2015 10:10

thats 11 miles away you can see something


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