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Upcoming 120-Megapixel DSLR Produces 210MB Files
By Joseph Tepper, September 14, 2015 @ 09:19 AM (EST)
Source: Photography Bay

Prediction: Ten years from now, photographers will either have to invest in hundreds of memory cards, or each card will have a 1TB capacity.

Canon continued to make waves in the megapixel war with the unveiling of a currently in-development 120-megapixel sensor for a DSLR. Users testing out the sensor at Canon Expo 2015 reported that RAW images racked up 210 megabytes of space for each file!  

Think about that: With a relatively standard 8GB memory card, you’d be limited to just 37 images. It would take a terabyte of space to store a more reasonable 5,700 images.

This all begs the question—do we really need 120-megapixel images for everyday photography?

 

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