Canon has announced the development of a 250MP APS-H format CMOS sensor and has a working prototype camera using the super high resolution sensor.
The APS-H format was used in prior Canon 1D models and measures 29.2 x 20.2mm. The sensor resolution is 19,580 x 12,600 pixels. That is 125x greater resolution that 1080p HD video and 30x more resolution than 4K video.
The new CMOS sensor has mind-blowing readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second!
While we may scoff today at 250MP, it was only a eight years ago that Canon’s announcement of an in-development 50MP sensor seemed unrealistic. And today, of course, we have the Canon 5Ds.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]