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A Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning Your Camera Sensor

Yes, the beginning of this video was meant to be a funny, but shockingly extreme example of sensor dust. And it was removed very easily with the basic sensor cleaning technique described below.

Production of Leica M9 CCD Sensors Discontinued

Leica no longer has access to the CCD image sensor inside the Leica M9 series of cameras. As a result "defective sensors cannot be replaced" moving forward, and you'll need to upgrade to an M10 or another CMOS-based Leica camera if this happens to you.

Samsung is Ramping Up Image Sensor Production (Again)

Samsung may have left the camera game behind, but the company is serious about increasing its share of the image sensor market and stealing some business away from Sony. In fact, they're about to spend over $800 million to ramp up image sensor production yet again.

Sigma Apologizes, Says Full-Frame Foveon Camera is Delayed Indefinitely

Sigma's full-frame mirrorless camera with a Foveon image sensor has been sent "back to the drawing board" and delayed indefinitely. In an update posted to the brand's website, Sigma's CEO apologized for the delay, saying that he was "not in a position to offer any specific release plan."

Sony Can’t Keep Up with Image Sensor Demand from Smartphone Makers

Sony semiconductor simply can't keep up with the soaring demand for its mobile image sensors. In a recent interview, head of Sony's semiconductor unit Terushi Shimizu revealed that the company is struggling to keep up, despite running its factories 24 hours per day over the holidays for the second year running.