Canon has just announced it has developed a new 250-megapixel CMOS sensor that can produce 19,580×12,600-pixel images. It is an APS-H-size (29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor which is smaller than 35mm full-frame sensor size.
Hence, it is claimed fo now as the world’s highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor. The newly developed sensor, Canon says in its press release, can capture images that enable us to distinguish the lettering on the side of an airplane flying at distance araound 18 km from the shooting location.
In addition to ultra-high resolution still images, the new sensor is also able to capture video with a level of resolution that is approximately 125 times that of full-HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) video, and 30 times that of 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) video. It means that we can “crop and magnify the video images without sacrificing image resolution and clarity.”
“Canon is considering the application of this technology in specialized surveillance and crime prevention tools, ultra-high-resolution measuring instruments and other industrial equipment, and the field of visual expression,” It adds.