i only wonder why they put so much effort in R&D of an 120 MP APS-H sensor?
why did they spend the R&D resources on APS-H and not FF or APS-C?
Perhaps because while there are other FF and APS-C sensors, Canon was the only one using APS-H - therefore, Canon's claim to having the only 120 MP APS-H sensor will likely stand unchallenged.
One explanation that always seemed logical to me was law enforcement and security cameras. High resolution combined with low-light sensitivity would greatly improve the success rate when the cameras snap a shot of your license plate as you roll through a stop light. APS-H might be the perfect tool for these cameras.
They don't need better cameras for reading license plates.
With current technology, you need to be doing in excess of 250km/h before the image blurs on one of those cameras and the chances are the environment around such cameras does not agree with such speeds.
With respect to cameras used for physical security, you're dreaming. The primary purpose of those cameras is not to record detail but to provide live video so that someone watching can notice something suspicious. On top of that, you've got to record it 24x7x365 - that's a lot of disk space even with resolution as low as 1080i.
Next is the size of the cameras used - they're completely at odds with the requirements of such a sensor.
Simply put, the 120MP APS-H sensor was chest beating.