Canon Develops 120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

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Pixel density will be off the charts! Unless Canon managed to break the laws of physics, that 120MP won't mean anything but just another marketing number. Higher pixel density on the sensor means more noise.
 

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This tech I guess is heading to spy planes and drones. I would like camera of that quality but I guess that a good 10 years away from commercial use.
 

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Hang one of these under a satellite
Real-time Google Maps
Pop your location into the map, zoom in and look at the back of your own head
Maybe
 

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Probably for military or commercial uses. Do we really want 40 MB JPEGs and 160 MB Raw files for every single picture we take? It'll be annoying and completely overkill for taking pictures of your cat.
 

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[citation][nom]zubikov[/nom]Probably for military or commercial uses. Do we really want 40 MB JPEGs and 160 MB Raw files for every single picture we take? It'll be annoying and completely overkill for taking pictures of your cat.[/citation]
We don't exactly need 12MP pictures of cats either but we take them anyway :p give me a 120MP camera I will take a picture of myself taking a picture just cause I can :p
 

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[citation][nom]Smochina[/nom]I guess all the morons in the world work at Toms these days. IT'S A 202X205 mm sensor, not a 29.2 x 20.2. What a moron.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1008/ [...] sensor.asp[/citation]

From your link: "This follows last week's development announcement of Canon's 120 megapixel 29.2 x 20.2mm APS-H CMOS sensor."

RTA before calling somebody a moron. APS-H = 29.2 x 20.2mm, Mr. Genius!
 
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Come on people... 3 people complaining about what they claim is an incorrect sensor size due to one other magazine article. All the additional research I am finding shows that the dpreview article is incorrect with their size.
Articles at:
http://www.gizmag.com/canon-120-megapixel-cmos-sensor/16128/
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http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/08/canon-120-megapixel-sensor/
both support Tom's reported size. Even the photographs indicate it is rectangular, not square like the dpreview measurement would be.

Finally, use some common sense on the measurement. How big is 200 mm in an understandable measurement? It's about 10 inches square, so about the size of a piece of notebook paper! Everything I read points to an error in dpreview, not Tom's.
 

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[citation][nom]annoyed one[/nom]Come on people... 3 people complaining about what they claim is an incorrect sensor size due to one other magazine article. All the additional research I am finding shows that the dpreview article is incorrect with their size.Articles at:http://www.gizmag.com/canon-120-me [...] sor/16128/andhttp://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/201 [...] el-sensor/both support Tom's reported size. Even the photographs indicate it is rectangular, not square like the dpreview measurement would be.Finally, use some common sense on the measurement. How big is 200 mm in an understandable measurement? It's about 10 inches square, so about the size of a piece of notebook paper! Everything I read points to an error in dpreview, not Tom's.[/citation]

The 202x205mm sensor is a different topic altogether. It's not an article error in dpreview. There really is a 202x205mm sensor developed by canon. There's even a picture of it in the article. Now, imagine how big the body and lens have to be to use that huge sensor :)
 
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probably about the size of a satellite..... :p
 
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