Ridiculous resolution: Canon shows off their 120-megapixel APS-H sensor


posted Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM EST


You may recall hearing in the past about Canon's 120-megapixel APS-H sensor. The company is back with another video showing off the impressive technology. The Canon 120MXS is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with 13,280 x 9,184 effective pixels, which is approximately 60 times the resolution of Full HD.

The sensor has a size equivalent to APS-H and is 29.22 x 20.2 millimeters with a square pixel arrangement. In total, there are 122 million effective pixels. To read out the high amount of data, the sensor has parallel signal processing, which reads signals from multiple pixels at high speeds. There are 28 digital signal output channels which allows for pixel progressive reading at 9.4 frames per second. The sensor can shoot in RGB or in monochrome, the latter option offering twice the sensitivity.

It's unclear when, or if, this technology will ever make it into a production product and if it did, whether it'd be available to regular consumers. It's perhaps more likely to have industrial applications. In any case, it's interesting to see in action and some very impressive technology.

(Via Canon Rumors