Canon Inc. has announced that it has created an APS-H size CMOS sensor featuring nearly 250 million pixels ( 19,580×12,600 pixels)—the world’s highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35mm full-frame sensor. When installed in a camera, this sensor has the ability to read the lettering on a plane flying at a distance of nearly 18km from the shooting location. This new sensor’s read-out speed is 1.25 billion pixels per second. The sensor enables the capture of ultra-high pixel count video at a speed of five frames per second. The resolution achieved by this sensor is about 125 times that of Full HD ( 1,920×1,080 pixels) video. The company is contemplating to apply this technology in fields like specialised surveillance, crime prevention tools and other ndustrial equipment.