For the past couple of years, Canon has been working on – and showing off – a 120-megapixel camera sensor that it hopes will soon find commercial applications, thanks to its ability to capture extremely detailed images and video. Today, the company’s released a clip that shows just how powerful its tech has gotten.
The 120MXS CMOS sensor has an effective resolution of 13,280 x 9,184 effective pixels, which is roughly 60x the resolution you know as Full HD. That allows for high-fidelity images even when you digitally zoom in real close.
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Just don’t expect to see one of these in your phone anytime soon. The sensor is significantly larger than what’ll fit in a handset, and it’ll obviously cost a bomb when it’s available – but it could certainly make an appearance in a professional-grade DSLR camera. For now, Canon says it’ll likely find use in devices to monitor expansive spaces where large numbers of people congregate, such as sports stadiums.
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