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Close-up image of a quantum computer chip installed in a gold casing with visible intricate wiring and cooling mechanisms, highlighting advanced technology components.

NASA Develops Tiny Yet Mighty 36-Pixel Sensor

While NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is helping astronomers craft 122-megapixel photos 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, the agency's newest camera performs groundbreaking space science with just 36 pixels. Yes, 36 pixels, not 36 megapixels.

Canon three-layer image sensor patent filed in Japan. High-speed stacked image sensor.

Canon Patents a Triple-Layer High-Speed Stacked Image Sensor

Patents are always a fun way to see what camera companies are up to and theorize about what might be coming next, even if they frequently don't find their way into actual products. A new Canon patent filed in Japan is particularly intriguing, as it outlines a triple-layer high-speed stacked image sensor.

Sony a9 III ISO 250 and dynamic range

The Sony a9 III’s Base ISO Reflects the Cost of a Global Shutter

The Sony a9 III is still months away from release but has already sent photographers into a frenzy. The positive buzz around the camera is as high as any camera reveal ever, and with good reason. The a9 III's global shutter system is a complete game-changer for a wide range of photographers and videographers and will enable shots that have long been impossible.

Fujifilm Isn’t Telling the Whole Truth About the GFX 100 II

Last month, Fujifilm held one of its X Summit events, using the occasion to launch the Fujifilm GFX100 II. The new flagship medium-format camera has attracted significant attention, and with good reason. However, the camera is enigmatic regarding high-speed shooting performance and dynamic range.

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.