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VTphotog Sep 7, 2015 10:11 PM

How many megapixels would you buy?
 
Check this out. Some of us may have thought the megapixel race was over.
http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/07/c...-aps-h-sensor/

I would think you'd need some pretty good optics to be able to read the lettering on an airplane from 18KM, as well as a high resolution sensor.

TCav Sep 8, 2015 4:04 AM

It's difficult to imagine the cost of the sensor, let alone the cost of a lens sharp enough to resolve an image well enough to feed this beast with detail.

According to that article, it took 8 years for Canon to bring to market it's 50MP sensor, and from that, extrapolated that it would take another 8 years for their 250MP sensor to show up in a commercial product. I doubt the science of optics will progress as quickly, which reduces this advance in sensor technology to an intellectual exercise.

Tallery Oct 19, 2015 3:37 AM

Gosh! How many megapixels could you need? Here's another article related to it: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/24/c...obably-wont-h/

VTphotog Oct 20, 2015 8:31 AM

That five year old article's headline claims that 120MP senors probably won't make it to a DSLR "in your lifetime". Since there are already 50MP sensors available, it seems the author was a bit on the pessimistic side.


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