4K is 8 megapix. 8K is a mere 30 megapix. But IMAX is 10x 8K. Anyone thinks we are still in digital infancy in terms of resolution? DR-wise it ain't even pretty. Film kills digital. Canon being the worst of all.
Imax Digital uses two 2K projectors, but they are working on a 4K system. All the theatres are heading that way.
Why not read up before posting inaccurate information.?
Real IMAX, not lieMax that is going on. The IMAX sensor size is 8x the super35, considering it is film and has off the charts DR, the resolution+DR is unmatched by any digital. Of course, Canon's decade old sensor is probably the least competitive.
With the scratchy film and all?
I like IMAX, but they often upsize movies taken with 35mm film, and conventional video cameras, the quality is not all that great.
They are going to digital to improve the quality. Good riddence to scratchy flickering film.
Are you dense? I said real IMAX, as in large format IMAX such as 1570, 1070 etc. Not the liemax near your mall. True large format video with 8x resolution than your typical super35.
Learn something before pretending to know http://www.lfexaminer.com/formats.htm
I am not dense, and I know what the original Imax film format was. They still shoot it, but the prints get scratchy over time, and its very expensive to make new prints. They also upsize smaller formats and print them on imax film, as well as digital video.
Your theory about it having megapixels, however is just that, a theory. The size of the film has nothing to do with MP.
However, its going going and soon gone. They get better images with the new 4K system, and no scratchy old prints.