Canon officially released the new 250 megapixel APS-H sensor

Canon Japan officially confirmed the market launch of this new sensor in late October. The 250MP APS-H sensor will be available in botho colo and monochrome versions.

And this is the google translated press text:

Main features

The new product is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with approximately 250 million pixels, which enables you to capture detailed information in an image while shooting a wide range. In addition, by setting the pitch of one pixel to 1.5 μm (micrometer), we have achieved approximately 250 million pixels in APS-H size, making it possible to use it for various purposes. It can be used for various purposes such as FPD (flat panel display) inspection, which has become higher definition due to the development of 4K / 8K video technology, industrial inspection, video production, digital archive, wide area surveillance, microscope, etc. Meet the needs of users.

Get detailed information even in a wide range of shooting with ultra-high resolution of about 250 million pixels

The new product is capable of imaging at ultra-high resolution of about 250 million pixels, which is about 125 times that of full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and about 30 times that of 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), and can be taken in any shooting range. Sufficient resolution can be obtained by trimming the area and enlarging it with an electronic zoom.

Achieves ultra-high-speed signal reading of approximately 1.25 billion pixels / second

With CMOS sensors, the amount of signal increases as the number of pixels increases, causing signal delays and slight timing deviations. The new product has an ultra-multi-pixel structure of approximately 250 million pixels, but by refining the circuit and advancing signal processing technology, it has achieved an ultra-high-speed signal readout of approximately 1.25 billion pixels per second. This enables ultra-high resolution imaging at a speed of approximately 5 frames / sec even when all pixels are read out.

Supports data output according to user needs with “ROI read function” etc.

The new product is equipped with a “ROI (Region of Interest) read function” that selectively reads only an arbitrary area. If you want to read only a specific area at high speed, you can use the “ROI read function” at 24 fps for 8K (7,680 x 4,320 pixels), 30 fps for 4K (3,840 x 2,160), and 60 fps for full HD (1,920 x 1,080). Video recording is possible. It also has a “thinning out reading function * ” that thins out the entire image area in the vertical direction to read out, so you can select the data output method that suits your needs.

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    4 patterns of thinning are possible. 1/3 is about 15fps, 1/5 is about 25fps, 1/7 is about 35fps, and 1/9 is about 45fps.

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New Nikon patent discloses and impressive 10-22mm f/2.8 Z lens!

Canon shows that a way to make your mirrorless ecosystem look attractive is to offer something unique. And this is what Nikon wants to achieve with the newly patented 10-22mm f/2.8 Full Frame Z lens!
We can’t be sure yet this lens will make it into real production. But currently there is nothing like this in the world and I think Nikon has to make it for real.

The patent describes four variations of the lens:

via Asobinet.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II and a new Powershot camera to be announced this week

As reported on CanonWatch:

The replacement for the highly popular EOS M50 will be announced within this week. The EOS M50 Mark II kits that will go on sale:

  • Canon EOS M50 II (EOS Kiss M2 in Asia) – black and white color option
  • Canon EOS M50 II kit with 15-45mm lens
  • Canon EOS m50 II with double zoom kit
  • Canon EOS M50 II kit with 15-45mm & 22mm lenses

Moreover, it seems Canon might also release the PowerShot Zoom concept camera, at least in certain regions.

So far these specifcations are rumored for the EOS M50 II:

  • 32.5mp APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC X (maybe a new version)
  • DPAF II
  • 14fps
  • 4K @ 60p no crop
  • No IBIS
  • Similar EVF resolution as the EOS R6
  • Single SD card slot

All Canon EOS M50 II rumors are listed here.