Canon develops largest CMOS sensor

Canon has announced that it has developed the world's largest CMOS sensor, 40 times the size of the largest CMOS sensor that appears in its full-frame cameras.

Canon has announced that it has developed the world's largest CMOS sensor, 40 times the size of the largest CMOS sensor that appears in its full-frame cameras.

Canon CMOS sensor
The new CMOS sensor (left), which is 40 times larger than a full-frame, 35mm sensor (right). (Credit: Canon)

The sensor measures 202x205mm and Canon claims that it will be adept at shooting video and in low-light situations. The announcement follows just days after the Japanese imaging firm announced it had developed a 120-megapixel APS-H size image sensor.

While not intended for consumer cameras, Canon states that it may be used for recording video of stars, as it's capable of shooting 60fps video with 0.3 lux, or half the brightness of ambient moonlight.

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