120MP Sensor

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Alexander.Of.Oz, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

    Alexander.Of.Oz

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    Canon have been teasing us with this 120MP APS-H sized sensor for a couple of years now through the odd mention of it along the way of its development.

    Don't know how soon it will be making its way into photographic kit of theirs, it seems to be geared towards crowd surveillance and the like initially, and it will be guaranteed to cost an arm and a leg!

     
  2. Mark0 macrumors 6502

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    Saw stuff about this a while ago, certainly interesting. I wonder just how high the MP count will become in consumer grade cameras, given 16MP is enough for most prints. I guess cropping can come into play too.
     
  3. anotherscotsman macrumors 68000

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    Yes, a bit like the development of digital audio formats where lots of effort went into hi-def formats but had lost sight of what most consumers wanted; small audio files that fit easily into mobile players (now streaming). There comes a level of 'quality' in most things where good-enough is actually good-enough.
     
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    What's the lens they're using on that? would seem to require something a bit special.
     
  5. Alexander.Of.Oz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    According to the brief article over at PetaPixel:
    https://petapixel.com/2018/03/29/this-is-the-power-of-canons-120mp-camera-sensor/

    They claim it's the sensor and not the glass, and from further reading about it elsewhere, it appears that this thing is not your ordinary Bayer sensor, it's apparently new from the ground up.

     

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