Canon makes 250 megapixel sensor

Canon logoJapanese giant Canon said its engineers have put together a 250 million pixel censor that’s smaller than a 35mm full frame censor.

The sensor is capable of seeing letters on the side of an aeroplane flying at 18 kilometres distance.

The censors pixel count is 19,580 x 12,700 pixels and has a read out speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second and can capture ultra high pixel video at five frames a second.

Videos taken using a camera with the sensor reached a level of resolution 125 times that of full HD video.

But you might not be able to buy a camera for a little while because the sensor is aimed at surveillance and crime prevention tools, high resolution measuring instruments, and industrial equipment.