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.