Posts Tagged ‘sensor’

Panasonic Packs a Whopping 1-Inch Sensor and Leica Lens In Its Lumix CM1 Smartphone

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Whoever said size doesn’t matter was lying, or so Panasonic seems to think. In a rather surprising announcement from Photokina, Panasonic unveiled the Lumix CM1: a 4.7-inch Android smartphone built around a 1-inch image sensor and 28mm equivalent f/2.8 Leica lens.

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Mamiya Leaf Jumps Into the CMOS Medium Format Battle with the New Leaf Credo 50

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The battle of the CMOS-sensored medium format cameras continues! Earlier today, Mamiya Leaf jumped into the fray when it announced the brand new Leaf Credo 50, a medium format digital back that boasts Sony’s very popular 50-megapixel CMOS sensor.

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Crop or Crap: Zack Arias Takes a Real-World Look at the Crop vs Full-Frame Debate

Zack Arias is a man who knows his gear inside and out. Switching multiple times between various companies, he’s seen almost everything there is to see in terms of equipment. In the past, he’s continuously praised full-frame sensors, for their quality and the aesthetic they’re known for.

But lately, as many you may know, he’s fallen in love with the FujiFilm X-Series. It’s this switch that lead him to realize that while full-frame most certainly has its benefits, crop sensors com with a myriad of their own benefits. In the above video he takes a look at both full-frame and crop sensors, giving his honest outlook and opinions on both. Read more…

Sony’s Curved Sensor Set for 2015 Debut In the Xperia Z3X and New Full Frame RX

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With each passing week it seems as though a new piece of information is coming out about Sony’s latest curved sensor technology. First it was the rumor, then the specs for a 2/3” sensor, then the first image captured with said sensor. Finally, the leaks and patterns are starting to align to form the constellation that will likely be the advent of Sony’s curved sensor tech in consumer products.

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Nikon’s D810 Beats Out Its Predecessors to Become DxOMark’s Top Sensor

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The verdict is in, again. After giving Nikon’s D810 a spin, DxOMark has officially declared the D800 successor the king of sensors. While the improvements to the mid-term update may seem marginally small, DxOMark reports these minor tweaks provide “an excellent result” in improvements.

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Specs for Sony’s 2/3-inch Curved Sensor and Super-Thin Accompanying f/1.2 Lens Leaked

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We’ve heard a lot about Sony’s ready-for-production curved sensors — which will supposedly come in 2/3-inch and full-frame variants — but no concrete specs had made their way online… until now.

Reported initially by CNbeta, the site has obtained a copy of specs for the 2/3-inch variant of the exciting sensor and the accompanying lens, which is itself an impressive piece of hardware by the looks of it. Read more…

Making Up for Having a Small Sensor

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The world of photography is filled with true artists, astounding technology, and experts who can help you become the photographer you want to be. There are photographers who just make you shake your head at the brilliance of their imagery, teachers who give back endlessly to the profession they love, and manufacturers who create tools that help us all produce the pictures we want to make.
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Rumor: Sony to Release a Full-Frame RX 1 with a Black & White Sensor in Late 2014

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It seems Sony is intent on capturing that segment of the market that would like a Leica but can’t afford one. First, the company released the A7 and A7r, full-frame mirrorless cameras that were the first in the world with autofocus. And now, if rumors are to be believed, they’re working on a black-and-white only version of the fixed-lens Full Frame RX 1. Read more…

Sigma Offers ‘Try Before You Buy’ Program for Its DP2 Quattro Camera

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Sigma raised some eyebrows when they announced their upcoming DP Quattro cameras with their new Foveon Sensor and… unique… design. But even with eyebrows raised, at $1,000, the overhead for investing in this new and interesting tech might be a bit steep for some.

In hopes of convincing these people that the camera is worth the investment, Sigma has announced a new “Try Before You Buy” program that will put the funky looking shooter in the hands of at least a few curious souls. Read more…

Canon Patents a Multi-Layer Image Sensor with Five Layers Instead of Three

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Remember the advent of multi-blade shaving razors? Single blades gave way to two blades and then three, four and five. There are even a six+ blade razors out there in case you want a REALLY close shave. Well, a fresh Canon sensor patent has us wondering if the same thing isn’t happening to digital sensors.

Canon has patented a Foveon-like sensor before — a type of sensor, initially implemented by Sigma, that uses individual layers for detecting red, green and blue — but the company’s newest multi-layer sensor patent shows not three, but five layers. Read more…