The Mega-Pixel Push – Canon Hits 50MP

So much for the 2MP incremental steps we’ve been so used to.

Canon has built a 50 megapixel CMOS monstrosity, which is reportedly almost twice the resolution of its nearest competition, and is prepping it as a sort of large format surveillance camera for monitoring large, busy areas such as parking lots and theme parks, along with detailed work like factory part inspections. Despite the sensor’s clear industrial-end aims, Canon has managed to build its prototype at 19 x 28mm in size, the same dimensions of the sensors in its DSLR cameras, so who knows where this tech could end up in the long run.

(via Engadget)

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III anyone?

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