Canon launches a 250MP CMOS camera sensor

Canon has announced the launch of its new 250MP camera sensor. The new APS-H CMOS sensor could distinguish an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18km from the shooting location.

The new APS-H CMOS sensor is extremely fast and has a readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second.

The company said “With CMOS sensors, increases in pixel counts result in increased signal volume, which can cause such problems as signal delays and slight discrepancies in timing,”

The APS-H CMOS sensor could record videos in the resolution that is roughly 30 times better than 4K, and 125 times better than 1080p.

Canon says that it is likely to use this sensor in specialised surveillance and crime prevention tools.

In February, Canon also announced the EOS C100 Mark II cinema camera. It is the successor to the C100 cinema camera. It can record 1080p resolution video at up to 60/50 fps.

Mark II uses the same Super-35mm-sized CMOS sensors the C100 camera, with an EF lens mount compatible with the full range of Canon EF, EF-S, and EF-mount cinema lenses.

The camera sports Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology and supports Face detection AF when using Canon STM lenses.

Other features include Canon Log display LUT support on the HDMI output, built-in Wi-Fi, and improved viewfinder and display panel.

Canon EOS C100 Mark II records in AVCHD or MP4 formats, with a maximum bit rate of 28 Mbps in AVCHD and 35 Mbps in MP4.

These recording modes support 1920×1080 recording at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 50p, and 59.94p, with the MP4 mode adding 720p and low-resolution 640 x 360 recording at 23.98p, 25p, and 29.97p.