GPixel’s Enormous 150MP “Full Frame” Sensor

Able to record images at a whopping 30,000x5,000 pixel resolution

The world of scientific imaging often seens incredible technology developed that’s a far cry from what we’re used to seeing on consumer oriented cameras. GPixel’s new GMAX3005 sensor is a perfect example of that—an almost comically shaped and enormous sensor, but one capable of producing 150-megapixel images at 10fps for research applications.

Measuring in at 167.6×30.1mm, it’s technically full-frame height, despite being immensely long. It’s limited to black and white images only, but is capable of capturing 30,000×5,000 pixel files at 10fps, or faster if only part of the sensor is used at one time.

According to the official specs

Obviously the GMAX3005 is a long way removed from the sensor that’s in your DSLR, but it’s an incredible feat of engineering, and just goes to show that there is some incredible technology that comes through on the research side of the market which we may never get to see.

(via PhotographyBlog)