Canon today announced a 250MP image sensor. Spider along the game, Stargate,and Blade Runner I feel that it has finally been proved. This new sensor doesn’t give you a complete view around the corner, but it’s big enough for the user to zoom in and then zoom in again and again. This is like what you see in science fiction movies and research drama TV shows. 1990s and early 2000s. This new Canon image sensor is designed for archiving and surveillance cameras.
Canon’s new hardware, dubbed the LI8020SA, is a 250-megapixel CMOS sensor that will be ready for new cameras and image capture devices in the coming months and years. The sensor was announced by Canon Japan and targets both the industrial and surveillance markets.
Below is a summary of the “zoom and enhancement” status of movies and TV shows over the last few decades. This metaphor continues to be used today and is now parodyed in all kinds of shows and movies.
Next, watch a Canon Japan video showing what you can do with this new sensor. The video states that the new hardware is an APS-H (29.35mm x 18.88mm) sensor that can capture pixels at 1.5um (pixel size). The device captures images at a resolution of 19568 x 12588 pixels per frame.
At full resolution, this camera sensor can capture 5 frames (10 bits) per second. The camera can also capture ROI (FHD) resolutions at 60 frames per second (also 10 bits).
This sensor works with a technology called “area of interest” in addition to the ability to utilize LARGE images with standard zoom. The region of interest allows the user to select and capture the 8K section of the full field of view of the sensor (not a full FOV). In this small section, the sensor can capture at 24 frames per second (up from the standard 5 frames per second at full resolution).
Another feature allows for near-full resolution capture at 45 frames per second using line skip. It has slightly less vertical detail (1/9), but at 45 frames per second instead of 5 frames per second. This sensor isn’t immediately visible on consumer-level cameras, but it isn’t. By the end of 2021, it’s a shock to find extensions that appear on fewer sensors.