Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

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Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

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

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

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A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

Bryce Bayer's incredible foresight

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Somehow, I managed to overlook the fact that last month saw the death of Bryce E. Bayer, the man who decided that the best way to make a single-chip colour imaging sensor was to silk-screen a pattern of coloured filters on the front

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

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Here's another chance to read part 2 of this beautifully detailed article on selecting a vintage lens for your large-sensor camera

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

What do these dragon images mean?

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Over the weekend we brought you the first images that were from the new RED Dragon sensor. We thought they looked sensational, and said so, but before everyone (including us) gets carried away, it's worth injecting a note of caution into the frenzy that surrounds this new sensor

Another chance to read this fantstic pair of articles: If you use a professional digital camera, you can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field. It's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable

To mark the occasion of the new year, our editor has asked me to come up with some predictions for the coming twelve months

When cameras are Good Enough

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Have cameras reached the point where we need to be looking beyond resolution to judge their film-making abilities?

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