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    Because 50 MP wasn't enough, Canon just announced the development of a 120 MP EOS camera body.

    So, my 5DIII has a sensor that is 5760 x 3840 and a 6.25 um pixel pitch. The 5Ds(r) has a sensor 8688 x 5792 and a 4.14 um pixel pitch. The 120 MP (assuming FF sensor) would be 13,416 x 8944 with a 2.68 pixel pitch. Maintaining 300 ppi, the 5DIII could do 19.2 x 12.8 inch print, the 5Ds (R) 29 x 19.3 inch, and the new 120 MP sensor 44.7 x 29.8 inch print.

    Relating this to my 5DIII, the 5Ds(r) has 1.51x potential more resolving power (tests showed 1.2-1.4), and the 120 MP sensor camera would be 2.3x more resolving power (of course, no real world data on actual improvement).

    It is a crazy number of MP. The file sizes would be huge. Yet......cool.
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    Now I read CR and they are saying Canon announced a 250 MP APS-H CMOS. So it is less than a FF.
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    I would send my 5Ds R back but I need a camera for the next two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conropl View Post
    Now I read CR and they are saying Canon announced a 250 MP APS-H CMOS. So it is less than a FF.
    You should keep up with our news feed, too. :-)

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/N...spx?News=15732

    To be fair, CR did post the news before I got up yesterday morning – but that was the first thing I posted yesterday (6:07am ET).

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    Quote Originally Posted by conropl View Post
    Now I read CR and they are saying Canon announced a 250 MP APS-H CMOS. So it is less than a FF.
    They do not seem to specify, but it could be a different pixel density than the 250 MP APS-H sensor that was announced. The 250 MP APS-H sensor has a pixel pitch of 1.49 um. A 120 MP APS-C would have a pixel pitch of 1.66 um. Close, so maybe, but my money is still on a FF sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Setters View Post
    You should keep up with our news feed, too. :-)

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/N...spx?News=15732

    To be fair, CR did post the news before I got up yesterday morning – but that was the first thing I posted yesterday (6:07am ET).
    If they were accurate with their rumors they would always post before you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post
    They do not seem to specify, but it could be a different pixel density than the 250 MP APS-H sensor that was announced. The 250 MP APS-H sensor has a pixel pitch of 1.49 um. A 120 MP APS-C would have a pixel pitch of 1.66 um. Close, so maybe, but my money is still on a FF sensor.
    It almost sounds like it is two different things. The 250 MP announcement is a sensor that has been developed (exists), but it does not sound like it is intended for public DSLR use (not EOS)... more for surveillance, military, and spy stuff. The 120 MP announcement is a development project for an EOS DSLR, but does not exist.

    Perhaps the 120 MP camera would have something like a Foveon sensor. You have 40M Pixel sites that each gather R-G-B data independently (different depths into the pixel). Since each pixel site gathers three sets of data, then you can claim 3 x 40 MP = 120 MP capability (that's what Sigma does).

    Or could it be the fabled (err... I mean rumored) medium format sensor by Canon. I better not mention were that came from or Sean will ban me for using those initials twice in one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conropl View Post
    Or could it be the fabled (err... I mean rumored) medium format sensor by Canon.

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    The rumor would go against the announcement

    "the SLR camera now being developed will incorporate a Canon-developed high-pixel-density CMOS sensor within the current EOS-series platform"

    My guess is a new FF body that shoots a lightning fast 2fps.
    I doubt Canon releases a medium format body, they think they are already competing with medium format with the 5Ds.

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