Canon 250MP sensor in action (with “turbulence removal” technology)

Thanks for the tipFotografiapuntoit shared a video on YouTube that shows the impressing capabilities of Canon’s 250MP sensor. The video has English text.

A 800mm telephoto lens was used. The advertising on a hotel can be read with the 800mm from 15km distance. What’s interesting is a Canon technology called “turbulence removal”, i.e. it can stabilise the “fata morgana” effect you have when zooming on long distances. You can see “turbulence removal” from minute 2:04 on.

  • lw

    impressive

  • animalsbybarry

    Very impressive, especially this turbulence reduction technolog.
    As consumers we will all benefit from this intense Canon/Sony competition

  • Cheryll

    Canon manifest evidence, they are present to this day and to reimpress us with innovative new professional products!

  • Yawn

    Fab. This is really “pushing the envelope”, unlike most babble we hear these days.
    However, I fear it will show noise when I underexpose by 8 stops and push the shadows in post. Every “pro” knows how important this is. I am kidding of course!

  • Alex K

    One of the physical challenges is that the higher the MP count the more quickly you hit the diffraction limit. The 5DS/R, for example, starts to see diffraction at less than f/8 whereas the 5D doesn’t hit diffraction until about f/10. I can’t imagine how wide the aperture would need to be to resolve the full 250MP f2.8 or wider (just a guess). I feel we’re already hitting the physical limit of practicality at 50MP and Canon (and Sony) should be focussing more on dynamic range, noise and highlight handling, and giving us better video recording (ahem 4K) in full-frame bodies.

    • Yawn

      Not if you compare the same print sizes. Of course, if you peep the image at 100%, you will see the diffraction, but if you print at the same size as before, you will only see a better image.
      The larger the sensor, the larger you can print. More megapickles don’t mean you can print larger, not by much anyway.