Canon shows a staggering 120 MP sensor

Canon has defied every rule or evolving trend and jumped to this amazing value, while the high end, currently marketed cameras by Japanese company is a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV with 16 MP resolution.

It’s true they have a 21 MP DSLR (EOS-1D Mark III), but the practical results and the facilities provided by it are less than those of the Mark IV.

Besides the impressive value, we can’t say much about these 120 MP. What would you do with a picture of 3,280 x 9,184 pixels? And if you find something to do with it, where would you save it? Likely you’ll be forced to buy an extra bag to store many CF memory cards.

About the video, its sensor will never compete with those used on professional cameras used in Hollywood. The limit will be a full HD 1080p and will use only 1/60 of the physical size of the sensor which, incidentally, isn’t a 2 x Full-Frame nor a 35mm Full-Frame, but is only 29,2 x 20 mm.

It’s remarcable how Canon managed to cram so many pixels there, but until we see the practical results, we remain cautious on this subject.

The Japanese haven’t announced a date of production and years could pass before a final product will appear equipped with such a sensor.

Will Nikon P7000 be better than Canon G11?

To compete with the Canon G11, Nikon will change – among others – its sensor 1/1.72 ” of 13.5 MP with one of 1/1.7″ and a resolution of only 10 MP. It means that they have a slightly larger sensor with a lower resolution.

A lower density of MP / cm² should bring an increase in picture’s quality, highly wanted for a top compact.

Moreover, Nikon could change the objective 28-112 mm (4x optical zoom) and f/2.7-5.9 with one of 28-200 mm (7x optical zoom) with f/2.8-5.6.

For comparison, the Canon G11 has before its sensor a 28-140 mm focal length lens (5x optical zoom) and f/2.8-4.5.

Another rumor regarding Nikon’s model is that it could allow the burst shooting w 8 frames per second. It is expected that the future P7000 to have the same patina metal body for external flash, hidden integrated flash and a more ergonomic grip than the one offered by Canon.

It remains to be seen whether Nikon will also retain its optical eyepiece.

An official announcement about the Nikon P7000 is expected in the near future, given that this fall Canon could provide us a G12.

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Canon Wonder Camera or the DSLR in 20 years

Even if it has a DSLR dimensions, the lens are fixed and the buttons are missing. Almost all the functions are automatic and the way the camera takes the photos is different from what we are used to.

Canon Wonder Camera’s secret is all about the sensor. It has a high resolution in order to capture more specific details. Besides, the Wonder Camera doesn’t take photos, but it films continuously so that each frame can be extracted as a photo.

During the presentation, the Wonder Camera was connected to a module on the back of the hostess in order to show that it was necessary a huge store unit. It’s likely that in the future to be need hundreds of GB on a SD card.

Here is how the Wonder Camera works.

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source: gizmag