Posts Tagged ‘sensor’

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…

Rumor: Reliable Source Says the 7D Mark II Will Feature Completely New Sensor Tech

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A reliable source earlier today told Canon Rumors to expect some new sensor technology when Canon finally reveals its followup to the 5-year-old 7D. The source didn’t share many details, but this is supposedly “more than an ‘evolutionary’ technology” — something new that will appear in all Canon DSLRs from this point on but is not the Foveon-like tech spotted in some patents.

With the 7D Mark II supposedly being put through its paces at the World Cup, more details about the tech in the forthcoming APS-C flagship are bound to turn up, so keep checking back and go browse our previous coverage to hold you over in the meantime.

Sony A7s Becomes DxO Mark’s New Low-Light King, Falls Short in Other Categories

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The DxO Mark verdict is finally in for the much-lauded Sony A7s, and as you might expect, it steals the low-light crown from the Nikon Df handily. The problem is, it seems to fall short of its main competition (the other two A7 cameras) in every other category. Read more…

First Image of Sony’s Revolutionary Curved Sensor Released, May Change Everything

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Sony has officially released the very first image of what promises to be an impressive leap forward in digital imaging technology: the curved full-frame sensor. Read more…

Tony Northrup Makes Corrections, Replies to Critics in Part 3 of Camera Spec Debate

In this third — and final? — installment of his “camera companies are lying to you about crop factor” series that has caused such a stir, Tony Northrup hopes to silence the critics, make some corrections, and overall bring this debate to a close. Read more…

Rumor: Trusted Source Says Fuji’s X-Pro2 Will Use an APS-C Sensor, Not Full-Frame

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One of Fuji Rumors‘ “trusted” Japanese sources is correcting previous speculation that Fuji is planning to go full-frame with the X-Pro2, which is great news for people who have invested in Fuji lenses, but bad news for anybody who has been holding out hope that the company would give larger sensors a try (well, there’s still the medium format rumors…). Read more…

Sigma Tests Show the Foveon Sensor Can Out-Resolve Conventional 36MP Shooters

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Sigma took a unique approach when it worked together with its sensor subsidiary, Foveon Inc., to build the newest version of Foveon sensor found in the DP Quattro camera.

Using technology that captures light simultaneously across three separate layers of sensors — one each for blue, red, and green — Sigma claims that, while smaller, the sensor is actually capable of out-resolving a 36-megapixel full frame sensor similar to those found in the Nikon D800E and Sony A7r. Read more…

Apple Patent Shows Off Unique Use of OIS for “Super Resolution” Photos

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Coming from Apple Insider is a discovery of an interesting patent application by Apple. The application, aptly titled “Super-resolution based on optical image stabilization” explains in words and graphics a way in which an optical image stabilization (OIS) system can be used to capture a series of images at variable angles, then combine them together to create a high-resolution file.

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Eizo Announces Two AdobeRGB Monitors Built with Photographers in Mind

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Looking to make the lives of photographers across the globe a little bit easier, high-end Japanese display company Eizo Corp has unveiled two new ColorEdge-series monitors that are sure to raise a few eyebrows. Read more…