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Canon is going to sell image sensors to third parties

Canon is going to enter the image sensor market and will start selling image sensors to third parties. The leaked documents also offer the detailed specifications of their 120MP sensor:

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Canon’s 120MP camera on display at the 2016 Shanghai Canon Expo

Canon’s 120MP sensor was initially announced in 2010 and was on display at the 2015 CP+ show. At the 2016 Shanghai Canon Expo, the company had a camera with a 120MP sensor on display. Sone interesting observations:

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Canon’s 120MP sensor is nothing new

The 120MP CMOS APS-H sensor Canon has on display at the 2015 CP+ show is nothing new – it was already officially announced back in 201o. The 2.2 µm pixel pitch sensor (29.2mm x 20.2mm, 13280×9184 pixels) can get 9.5fps “made possible by reading multiple pixels simultaneously at high speeds – a process Canon is calling parallel signal processing'”.

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Canon likes megapixels…

… and to prove it, they successfully developed the world’s first APS-H-size CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 120 megapixels, which is a new record in the MP war: Press release: TOKYO, August 24, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today that it has successfully developed an APS-H-size*1 CMOS image sensor that delivers an image resolution of approximately 120 […]

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