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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.

Shutter speed illustration by MikeRun (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Fascinating History and Confusing Reality of Shutter Speed

Filmmaker Alan Melikdjanian, known by millions of fans as "Captain Disillusion" on YouTube, creates entertaining and educational content where Captain Disillusion reveals the truth surrounding video effects and editing. Captain Disillusion also regularly dives into camera technology, as in his latest video all about shutter speed.

European Union AI Act

EU Negotiators Reach Agreement on World’s First AI Regulations

After lengthy negotiations, European Union officials have reached an agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act, a set of comprehensive regulations surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) that could provide a blueprint for other nations and regions aiming to limit the dangers of AI.

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.

Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris Announces AI Safety Institute

Just two days after President Joe Biden issued an executive order outlining the federal government's first regulations concerning artificial intelligence (AI) systems, Vice President Kamala Harris has announced the establishment of the United States AI Safety Institute.

Apple's Scary Fast event was shot entirely on iPhone

Apple Shot Its ‘Scary Fast’ Event Entirely on the iPhone 15 Pro Max

Last night, Apple's "Scary Fast" event saw the introduction of the Apple M3 family of processors, including the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. Apple also introduced updated MacBook Pro models, including a beautiful Space Black version, and the first iMac update since 2021. The event was also significant for another reason. It was shot entirely on an iPhone.