Canon unveils 120-megapixel sensor

The APS-H sensor boasts a ridiculous resolution of 13,280 x 9,184 pixels. The CMOS sensor is so densely packed with pixels that it can capture full HD video on just one-sixtieth of the total surface area.

Processing such enormously high resolution images should, by rights, cripple the average camera. However, Canon claims it would be possible to shoot 9.5 frames per second with the new sensor “by modifying the method employed to control the readout circuit timing”. Whether the camera could buffer such high resolution images in its memory is another matter altogether.

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  • Weldon

    The quality on these things are just getting crazy!

  • Uwe Artmann

    APS-H ? I read, that they revealed a sensor with 120Megapixel with a size of 202×205 mm, so it is very large and very interesting.

  • Shane


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