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Canon announces 250 megapixels APS-H-size CMOS sensor

Canon Inc, has announced that it has developed an APS-H-size CMOS sensor with a whopping 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels).

According to Canon, the said sensor has the world’s highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor. To give you a quick background, APS-H is bigger than the APS-C sensor found in most DSLRs but smaller than a full-frame.

When installed in a camera, the 250MP sensor can capture images at a resolution that you can distinguish the lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location.


Other features of the new sensor are ultra-high signal readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second, ultra-high-pixel-count video at a speed of five frames per second, and can achieve video resolutions approximately 30 times that of 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) video.

Canon says that the sensor can be used in in specialized surveillance and crime prevention tools, ultra-high-resolution measuring instruments and other industrial equipment, and the field of visual expression.

ALSO READ: Top Megapixels: Cameras with Highest Resolution

source: Canon

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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