Last year, Canon showed off an 8-inch CMOS sensor, which was roughly 40-times the size of the 5D Mark II sensor. We were all summarily impressed; however, Canon has gone off and put this massive sensor into a telescope.
What’s more is that they are recording video at 60fps using this massive sensor, which works swimmingly well in the low-light scenes of space. (I think everyone’s wishlist for the 5D Mark III just went up a couple levels of intensity.)
For all of the amazing details, the below press release is a must read. [Read more…]