Canon’s Huge Sensors

At Canon Expo 2010, Canon is showing what it believes is the world’s largest CMOS image sensor: 202 x 205 mm. Because its expanded size enables greater light-gathering capability, the sensor is capable of capturing images in approximately one one-hundredth the amount of light required by a Canon professional-model digital SLR camera. In case you’re having trouble finding lenses for this behemoth, they’re showing an new APS-H-size sensor (below) with a resolution of approximately 120 megapixels (13,280 x 9,184 pixels), thought to be the world’s highest level of resolution for its size.

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