The new sensor features circuitry on its rear, instead of its front, so it can gather more light, which reduces noise. Two layers of circuitry are ‘stacked’ together, transforming the speed that the sensor can send image data to its DIGIC X processor. This speed not only enables 30fps continuous shooting (with continuous AF and AE), but also lets the camera check focus 60 times every second. A black-out free electronic viewfinder refreshes at 120fps for a startlingly lifelike experience, even when shooting fast-moving subjects.
The sensor’s specification has been optimised to be the perfect balance between resolution, low-light performance and transmittable file size, meeting the requirements of professional news and sports photographers. Digital Lens Optimizer maximises the detail that’s possible from the lens in combination with the sensor, to offer image quality way beyond expectations.