Canon Develops 250MP APS-H CMOS Sensor

canon-250-m-sensor-620x288Canon has just announced the development of a 250 million pixels APS-H-size CMOS sensor (29.2 x 20.2 mm, 19,580 x 12,600 pixels). This is the world’s highest pixel count for its size.

With a camera installed this new sensor, we can take photos on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location!

TOKYO, September 7, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that it has developed an APS-H-size (approx. 29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor incorporating approximately 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels), the world’s highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor.

When installed in a camera, the newly developed sensor was able to capture images enabling the distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location.

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