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A Kickstarter-funded digital 16mm camera is one of 2012's most intriguing stories.  RedShark's reporter Peter Haas talks to Joe Rubinstein, co-founder of Digital Bolex

Canon may be building a 75 megapixel DSLR

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There are rumours that Canon are in the process of building a 75-megapixel DSLR

RED EPIC Monochrome: First impressions

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We've been given a RED EPIC M Monochrome to use for a couple of weeks, lent to us by RED’s European headquarters in Pinewood Studios, West London. Why does this very high resolution black and white video camera even exist?

Why would you use CCD when CMOS is newer and cheaper?

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Why would you use CCD when CMOS is newer and cheaper?

This sensor sees everything

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Imagine Google Earth or Google Maps represented not as a still image, but as a full-motion video, showing the positions of cars, people and even birds in real time

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

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In part 2 of this fantasticly detailed article, Ulrich Plank advises what to look for, and what to look out for!

Digital Bolex D16 shipping in a few weeks

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A recent blog post from the folks behind the Digital Bolex eludes to an on-schedule release of its long-awaited camera.

Are big sensors always best?

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Internet forums, YouTube and magazines are full of articles extolling the virtues of large sensor video cameras, whether it's the Red Epic or the Canon C300. But should we be obsessed with the Big Chips, or do they have a downside as well. Kieron Seth investigates.

Most large-sensor cameras use a Bayer colour filter pattern to allow full colour images to be output - after "debayering". This entire process is now pretty routine but unfortunately what is also routine is the amount of light lost through the colour filter process. Less light means more noise, and noise is what ultimately limits the low-light capabilities all cameras

Now you can use the moon as a lighting rig

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Canon is one of the relatively few manufacturers that develops its own sensors. This means that they're in a great position to create new sensors with new capabilities, and that's just what they've done with their new 35mm Full Frame CMOS sensor for video capture

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