Canon has unveiled new camera sensors that may just be a game changer for the company. The 120MXS features a whopping 120MP resolution while the 35MMFHDXS can record 100FPS footage in extreme low-light situations.
While the highest Full-frame camera sensor in the market now tops at around 50MP, Canon’s 120MXS clocks in at 120MP, which is roughly about 140% more. The sensor can capture up to 9.4fps at the maximum resolution. While the pixel size is only 2.2 microns, the resolution captured with the sensor is high enough that even a 100% crop will yield a perfectly usable photo.
Meanwhile the 35MMFHDXS is unique as the sensor is only 2.2MP in resolution, but each pixel size is 19 microns, which is several times larger what consumer DLSR sensor pixels currently are. This translates to high-definition Full HD video captures even in extreme low light. The sensor can capture low-light slow-motion video up to 100fps in Full HD. Canon has the sensor in RGB, RGB+IR or Monochrome variants.
Lastly the 3U5MGXS sensor features a new global shutter technology which promises better video capture performance. This is done by reducing the ‘jello-effect’ which is also known as ‘rolling shutter effect’ while recording fast-moving subjects. As the pixels are exposed simultaneously in this sensor, the rolling shutter and flash-band effect will be reduced to minimal levels, if not eliminated completely.
While the new sensors may not see the light of the store shelves, we may see the technology trickle down to future Canon sensors. This will translate to better image performance in both photos and videos for future Canon cameras.