China Develops 100-Megapixel Camera

July 12, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital | 7 Comments | |
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The Institute of Optics and Electronics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a camera with a 100-megapixel square-format sensor. Apparently, the IOE3-Kanban is not designed to compete with high-resolution medium-format digital backs such as the Leaf Credo 80 or the Phase One IQ280 - its main areas of use include areial photography, disaster monitoring and high-dynamic-range imaging. The device, which takes 10240x10240-pixel photographs, can be used in temperatures ranging from -20 °C to +55 °C.

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#1 Claude B.

I'll wait for a better design! :)

5:18 pm - Friday, July 12, 2013

#2 angel

you have a mistake in your article, the camera isnt 102400x10240, but 10240x10240

7:25 pm - Friday, July 12, 2013

#3 transfers from dalaman to marmaris

nokia will use in the new phone :)

6:20 pm - Saturday, July 13, 2013

#4 chris bottrell photography

Would love a sensor this size in my canon 5d mk iii! this is crazy amounts of pixels, wonder what the image noise is like?

10:49 am - Sunday, July 14, 2013

#5 Zoltan_Arva-Toth


Thanks for spotting that typo for us. We have corrected it now.

7:58 am - Monday, July 15, 2013

#6 BlackBox

I'm sorry, but Nikon D800 has 36 MP which is only 3 times less but it's also 5 times smaller, 10 times lighter and about 1000000 times prettier.

The name is weird, too. Kanban means "just in time" in Japanese. Just in time for WHAT?

1:14 am - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

#7 Mo

At what altitude can you see someone move their arm while on the ground with this camera?

4:56 am - Wednesday, February 5, 2014