We predict two camera trends for NAB 2015

Published in Articles

Now is a good time to make a few tentative predictions about the year ahead, just before NAB comes along and proves me completely wrong

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

Could you build your own camera? And would you want to?

Published in Business

How much does it cost to make a smartphone these days? And does this mean you could build your own camera?

Just when it seemed Panasonic completely missed the 4K boat, the camera manufacturer shows up to dock with its very own 4K sensor. Could a camera be that far off?

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

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!

Epic killed by laser!

Published in Technology & Computing

Don't take your expensive camera to a laser show!

Recently I've been expressing the view that all cameras are pretty much the same, because they all use the similar technology (give or take) for their sensors. I don't mean to be unnecessarily cruel about the work of camera manufacturers – taking an electronic component such as an imaging sensor and making it into a usable tool is far from trivial. Still, the absolute performance of cameras is determined by what you can get off the lump of silicon behind the lens

First Sony F5 video short

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Here's the first video we've seen shot on Sony's new F5 (as opposed to the Global Shutter'ed F55)

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

CMOSIS upgrades CMV12000 sensor to 300fps at 4k (4,096 x 3,072)

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