Canon announced on Monday that they have created a monstrous 250-megapixel CMOS camera sensor. The CMOS sensor that comes with 19580×12600 pixels resolution is the highest among commercially available DSLR cameras in the market.
The device is equipped with an APS-H format sensor measuring about 29.2×20.2mm. APS-H sensor is larger than APS-C but smaller than the full frame. Cameras like Canon 1D Mark IV and the Canon 1D III also feature APS-H sensor in them, according to Peta Pixel.
Canon’s 250-megapixel sensor which is 246.7 million pixels exactly is fitted in a basic-looking prototype camera with SLR lens on it. When the camera was tested the sensor combined with optical and digital zooming could capture the letters inscribed on a plane flying at about 11 miles away from the shooting spot, reported Ars Technica.
The sensor is capable of reading ultra-fast signal alongside its amazing resolution. The company claims that the sensor has the capability to read 1.25 billion pixels per second which is sufficient to shoot 250MP images at 5 frames per second. It is to be noted that the footage from Canon’s new camera has 30 folds higher resolution than 4K video and 125 times more than that of a Full HD.
“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,” noted the company in its press release.