Canon's Single-Shot Multi-Band 50-Megapixel Camera Sees Colors the Human Eye Can't

You're not seeing the full picture—the picture that the world's first single-shot multi-band camera can see, because it's got six color filters mounted on its 50-megapixel CMOS sensor. Here's what it sees:

Canon's Single-Shot Multi-Band 50-Megapixel Camera Sees Colors the Human Eye Can't

Traditionally, this kind of shot would require manually exchanging out the color filters and multi-shooting, but the six color filters on this camera allow it to distinguish colors that neither the human eye, nor traditional RGB three-color camera systems can see in a single shot. Little more than a lens on a brain, don't expect to see it show up in your point-and-shoot anytime soon. (Canon's using a bit of simulation magic to illustrate what the camera's capable in this demo, obviously.)

Canon's Single-Shot Multi-Band 50-Megapixel Camera Sees Colors the Human Eye Can't

[Canon Expo]