In a rather unusual move, Canon has announced a surprising sensor the developed: a 120 Mega-pixel APS-H sensor.
APS-H is the size of the photo sensors used in the EOS 1D series (clearly Pro cameras). And this big sensor has a huge amount of pixels (nearly 7.5 times larger than the company’s highest pixel count commercially available sensor), and is able to do HD video capture on 1/6th of its surface or 9.5 fps continuous shooting.
There is no immediate commercial application to expect from this technology demonstrator, but this is an impressive achievement.
Nota bene: The latest Canon demonstrator of this kind had 50 MP in 2007.