Japanese camera maker, Canon, is about the break the boundaries of digital photography as the company recently announced that it is currently building an SLR camera that can capture 120-megapixel images. The new instrument for taking pictures promises a whole new level of detail for its photos. The quality of the images will even be more than double with what the company had recently released from the EOS 5DS (which can capture 50-megapixel images).
Video fans will also be exhilarated as the new camera can capture “8K” video, which is approximately 16 times as many pixels as current conventional video capable cameras can handle.
The Canon 120-Megapixel Camera Promises More Detailed Imagery
While there is much to be expected with the new Canon SLR camera, it is still unclear as to when the photography instrument will be available to the market. However, the Japanese camera maker promises that this will be a real products and not just a concept.
So what does more pixels in an imaging sensor mean? When a camera is able to capture more pixels, either for still photos or video, it is able to replicate detail that is closer to what we can see with human eyes. In other words, the more megapixels a camera can capture, photos come out richer and more realistic.
Canon states that capturing images with the 120-megapixel imaging sensor will produce photos that will be sharp enough to recreate a three-dimensional texture. Photos will have a more realistic feel and presence of subjects can be felt better.
From what the Japanese camera maker said, it is very much possible to produce high-resolution photos with very fine detail. Aside from the massive megapixels that their new camera packs, the company also developed a separate process for printing fine three-dimensional details. This procedure will let people discern broad brush strokes from a pointillist’s dots just by feeling the texture from the three-dimensional ink without having to damage the original artwork.
Aside from taking very sharp still photos, the camera also boasts a video sensor with a resolution of 8,192×4,320 pixels (hence the term “8K”). Compare that to the current technological advancement for capturing videos in which conventional HD videos are already trying to push beyond “4K” videos.
Canon still remains a powerful wave of technological advancements as of late, especially when it comes to photography. While the company does not have a presence in the smartphone market, their current line of products are aimed for big-budgeted devotees.