Digital camera market is decreasing from year to year, but the company Canon has a lot of ideas on how to survive in a world dominated by Smartphones.
A renowned manufacturer intends to fire to a low Earth orbit next year full-sized satellite, which would be equipped with imaging system based on the latest EOS 5D Mark IV.
The cube size 85 x 50 x 50 cm and weighing 65 pounds (30kG) will run circles around the Earth 15 times a day, at an altitude of 500 kilometers. The device will perform amazing photos with resolution and pixel to 1 meter, which means that they can be used in the advertising industry, agricultural, market research, field interview and disaster-prevention systems.
The company now estimates that by 2020 it will earn at least 480 million dollars. The launch of the satellite will take place in March next year. Indian Space Research Organisation to take care. When the module is already in orbit, its tests will last for two years, after which it will begin its normal operation.