250MP sensor unleashed by Canon!

250MP sensor unleashed by Canon!
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has dropped a bombshell by releasing a pair of brand new image sensors with an astounding resolution of 250MP (yes, 250 million pixels).

If you thought that the 100MP Fujifilm GFX 100, or the current resolution king, the 150MP Phase One XT, offered the ultimate in hi-res imaging, think again. The Canon LI8020SAC (color) and LI8020SAM (monochrome) have two-and-a-half times more megapixels than Fuji's medium format monster – and Canon's sensors aren't even medium format. In fact, they're not even full frame.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.