XXL sensor by Canon

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thank you Herman. Is this the first time this information has been out? I see from Canon's site this is dated August 31st. Seems to be pretty important news: The press release is headlined: "Canon succeeds in developing world's largest CMOS image sensor, with ultra-high sensitivity" then there's the photo...and then

     
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  3. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    buggers - (I'm a Nikon fan!)
     
  4. arpoador

    arpoador SC Regular

    I'm trying to visualize the size of a "normal" lens, required to feed this sensor. 300mm?

    Ouch!
     
  5. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    I wouldn't mind a compact camera with this sensor :biggrin:
     
  6. currentresident

    currentresident New to SC

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    Sep 8, 2010
    Here you go this camera uses 9 inches by 18 inches film. Scanning the developed film and converting it to digital they figure it has the equivalent on 9 gigapixels. The Sharpest Image | Popular Science I'm trying to visualize the size of a "normal" lens, required to feed this sensor. 300mm?

    Ouch![/QUOTE]