Canon has whipped out a new CMOS sensor that claims to have the industry's highest resolution for its size. The sensor is an APS-H-size CMOS sensor that has 120MP resolution. The typical sensor of its size has only 16.1 million pixels.
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Canon has crammed 120 million pixels onto its new CMOS sensor for an increase of 7.5 times with a 2.4 times increase in resolution. The sensor uses a new method to control the readout circuit and an increase in parallel-processing signal count to get the higher resolution.
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The new sensor also has full 1080p video output capability using 1/60 of its sensor surface area. The sensor physically measures 29.2 x 20.2mm. There is no word on when cameras using the new sensor might come to market.