Canon Produces World’s Largest CMOS Sensor

Canon has announced its in-house developed APS-H-size CMOS sensor that delivers an image resolution of approximately 120 megapixels (13,280×9184 pixels) the world’s highest level of resolution for its size. Let’s checkout more on Canon Produces World’s Largest CMOS Sensor

Canon Produces World’s Largest CMOS Sensor :

By comparison, a standard 35mm full frame sensor measures 36×24mm, so Canon’s mega sensor is 40 times bigger. Here’s what the 200mm sensor looks like next to a standard 35mm full frame sensor :

Canon Produces World's Largest CMOS Sensor

From Canon Global:
A certain level of light is required when shooting with a digital camera or camcorder, and without it, images cannot be captured due to insufficient sensitivity.
In the pursuit of further improving the sensitivity of imaging elements, Canon has embraced the challenge of achieving higher levels of sensitivity and larger element sizes while maintaining high-speed readout performance, and has succeeded in developing the world’s largest class of CMOS image sensor measuring approximately 20 cm square. At present, the standard diameter of the silicon wafers on which CMOS sensors are fabricated is 12 inches (approx. 30 cm). As such, a 20-cm-square sensor is the largest size that can be manufactured based on these dimensions, and is equivalent to nearly 40 times the size of a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor.

The sensor is the largest that can be produced on a standard 12-inch silicon wafer, as it features a massive 11-inch diagonal. It is unclear what the actual resolution of this sensor is, but it is naturally the most sensitive in the world.

Canon Produces World's Largest CMOS Sensor

It could be used in application like astronomy recently led to the discovery about the frequency of meteor activity around Earth.

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