Posts Tagged ‘sensor’

Scratching the Color Filter Array Layer Off a DSLR Sensor for Sharper B&W Photos

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In October 2012, astrophotographer Raymond Collecutt of Whangarei, New Zealand shared a new (and risky) idea he was playing around with: converting a standard DSLR into a sharper monochrome camera for photographing space.
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Canon’s 75+ Megapixel DSLR May Use a New Stacked Three-Layer Sensor

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The photography world is abuzz with news that Canon may be planning to launch a high-end DSLR with a beastly 75-megapixel sensor. If you’re drooling over the idea of shooting photos that can span billboards, you might want to hold your horses: the sensor may not be what you think it is.
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Nikon Patent Solves Camera Overheating by Integrating Removable Heat Storage

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As DSLRs become more and more capable video capture machines, the problem of overheating becomes a more pressing one. With RAW video in particular, where the amount of data being captured is staggering, the sensor needs to be protected if you expect to keep using the camera for any extended amount of time.

Cinema cameras, like Canon’s 1D C, have attacked this issue in the past by arranging the internals in such a way as to provide better cooling. But a couple of new Nikon patents take a different approach. Read more…

That Photon Hitting Your Camera Sensor Took Thousands of Years to Arrive

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How long does it take for a photon from the Sun to reach your camera sensor (or film) and help form a photograph? If you answered “8 minutes,” you’d be kind of right, and but also kind of wrong. An answer that’s more correct is “at least tens of thousands of years.”
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New Camera Sensor 1000x More Sensitive Than Current Sensors

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Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a graphene image sensor one thousand times more sensitive to anything available on the market today. The sensor is capable of detecting broad spectrum light, making it a great solution for all types of cameras. Its uses could include traffic cameras, infrared cameras, and so forth.
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Researchers Discover How to Capture 3D “Ghost” Images Without a Camera

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A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy just published a paper in Science that details how they managed to use an altered style of “ghost imaging” photography to create accurate three-dimensional images. Read more…

Tiny OmniVision Sensor Brings 1080p/60 Video to Front-Facing Smartphone Cams

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The all-mighty selfie has gained a lot of ground over the years — even the Mars Rover Curiosity is doing it — but high-quality has never been its trademark. This is due, in part, to the horrible quality of most front facing smartphone cameras. Having to sandwich a sensor between a whole mess of other stuff leaves little to beef up quality.

OmniVision aims to solve that space issue, and it’s doing so by packing a whole lot of power into an itsy bitsy sensor: the newly announced OV2724. Read more…

DxOMark’s Leica M9 Sensor Test Results Have Leica Photographers Befuddled

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If you’re a fan of Leica’s digital rangefinders and have been skeptical of DxOMark’s ability to determine sensor quality through its rigorous tests, you might want to skip over the lab’s newly published test results on Leica’s M series sensors.
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Flexible Transparent Sensor Could Some Day Revolutionize Digital Cameras

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A new breed of image sensor is being created by researchers at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria that may some day revolutionize the way we take pictures. Unlike the typical image sensor we’re used to seeing, this one is a thin, flexible, transparent sheet. Read more…

What a DSLR’s CMOS Sensor Looks Like Under a Microscope

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Jack over at the astrophotography blog The Landingfield has published a series of photographs showing what a digital camera’s CMOS sensor looks like when viewed through a microscope. The sensor (seen above) was taken from a broken Nikon D2H — a DSLR from back in the early 2000s.
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