The ISO 4,560,000 with Canon’s Crazy New Camera

The ISO 4,560,000 with Canon’s Crazy New Camera
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The ME20F-SH features an EF lens mount and the ability to capture “high-quality” video even in situations in which the human eye can’t see anything. Its minimum subject illumination is 0.0005 lux, or the equivalent of ISO 4,000,000+.

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As you can see in the video above, the camera is able to “see” in pitch blackness — Canon says you’ll be able to shoot under a moonless night sky. At “lower” ISOs of 102,000, the image quality appears to be quite good:


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When the sensitivity is boosted all the way up to ISO 4,560,000, there’s (understandably) a huge amount of noise, but you can definitely still make out the subjects in the scene:

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Low-light filming is often done with infrared illumination, but the Canon ME20F-SH’s super sensitivity means you can capture night-vision style images without infrared.
The ME20F-SH starts shipping in December 2015 with a price tag of $30,000.

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