New Sony 247-megapixel sensor. Is Sony making a medium-format camera?

(Image credit: Sony)

Sony has announced a 247-megapixel medium-format sensor named IMX811-AAQR, sparking plenty of rumors and debate. 

Sony's announcement has caused quite a stir with many hoping to see a Sony medium format camera. With 247 effective megapixels producing a groundbreaking resolution of 19,200 x 12,800 (3:2), it would certainly top the list of the highest-resolution cameras, however, the truth might not be as exciting. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.