Posts Tagged ‘imagesensor’

Sony Unveils Curved Sensor Technology

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What happens when someone creates a camera sensor that better replicates how our eyes are shaped? Well, according to Sony and a recent presentation they published, this curved sensor and accompanying glass will allow for faster apertures without taking a hit on image quality. Read more…

Sensor Gel Stick: Safely Clean Your Sensor Like They Do at the Service Center

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Sensor cleaning, especially if you’ve never tried to do it yourself, is a scary prospect. Sure, taking off your lens and using a rocket blower isn’t all that nerve-wracking, but start talking to someone about wet cleaning a sensors and beads of perspiration will immediately begin to accumulate on their newly-furrowed brow.

Fortunately, there’s a cleaning solution now available that is easy and safe enough that many a sensor-cleaning newb will want to give it a try: the Sensor Gel Stick. Read more…

Fujifilm Varies Pixel Size in Proposed Image Sensor Design

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One of the things you kind of take for granted with a digital camera sensor is that every pixel is the same size, but Fujifilm may turn that idea on its head with a new RGBW sensor design that uses bigger pixels for white and green frequencies. Read more…

Rumor: Sony Has ‘Non-Bayer’ Sensors in the Works, Might Arrive as Soon as 2015

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It’s been a little while since we’ve seen fit to report on a rumor. Most of what has passed through the rumor mill of late has either not been significant enough, or only worth linking out to. This news, however, caught our eye: it seems Sony is working on a ‘non-Bayer’ sensor that might appear in cameras as early as late 2015. Read more…

Will Future Camera Image Sensors be Made from Bacteria?

A working "Gibson assembly" of photosensitive bacteria.

Students at a British university may have hit upon the basis for the next generation of image sensors — a living module based on bio-engineered, light-sensitive bacteria. Read more…

Attention Camera Marketing Departments: Tell Me About the Sensor

Since its spec sheet leaked on Monday, there’s been plenty of buzz surrounding Pentax’s newly-released K-3 APS-C DSLR. Many are particularly atwitter about the K-3′s unique anti-aliasing system, which relies on a vibrating sensor to remove moire-effects. Because it’s not filter-based, the effect can be turned off.

Therefore, the K-3 offers the moire-eliminating effect of an anti-aliasing filter when it’s needed, and the greater sharpness of a filterless sensor when it’s not. Not only do people care about this innovation, but for many it was a cardinal feature of the camera. Read more…

Nikon Files Patent for an Interchangeable Sensor Camera

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The big camera companies get criticized fairly often for failing to innovate, but Nikon at least has been giving us a lot to write about recently in the patent department. Case in point: the Japanese company has just filed a patent for a camera that will allow you to swap out, not lenses, but sensors. Read more…

Samsung Debuts ISOCELL Sensor Tech, Promises up to 30% More Dynamic Range

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Although the pixel war probably isn’t ending anytime soon, a new sensor technology from Samsung shows how yet another company is focusing on improving the tech instead of stacking the spec sheet.

We’ve seen amazing low-light sensors and dual-pixel AF tech from Canon, organic sensors with insane dynamic range from Fuji and Panasonic, and now new ISOCELL technology from Samsung, which promises substantial increases in color and light sensitivity. Read more…

Photog Turns His DSLR Monochrome by Swapping Out the Sensor

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Earlier this month, we showed you how some astrophotographers were turning their standard DSLRs monochrome by physically scratching the color filter array off of their sensor in order to get sharper black-and-white photos.

Another photographer is doing something similar, only instead of scratching off the color array and possibly doing damage to the sensor, he decided to swap out the sensor entirely. Read more…

Video: $20K Camera’s Image Sensor Fried by a Concert Laser in Just Seconds

Update: The video has been taken down by the uploader.


The harmful effects of concert lasers when exposed to your camera’s image sensor are well documented. In the past we’ve shared several videos (here and here) that showed three different Canon 5D Mark IIs rendered unusable after a concert laser passed over them for only a second.

And if it can happen to a 5D Mark II, you better believe it can happen to a sensor much more expensive than that. The video above shows what happens when a $20K RED EPIC’s image sensor goes head to head with a similar laser. Gear lovers might want to look away … Read more…