The Super Hi-Vision TV Japanese national TV broadcaster NHK and Sharp recently showed isn’t the only impressive piece of technology NHK is working on. Take their Super Hi-Vision camera, for example, which boasts a 33-megapixel image sensor.
NHK says the main bullet points (apart from the resolution) are that the camera is relatively compact and that it uses a single image sensor with an on-chip color filter array (4 chips each capable of imaging 8 million pixels). The 2.5-inch sensor is compatible to conventional SLR camera lenses.
This video (in English and provided by Diginfonews in Tokyo) provides more insight on the prototype camera: