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

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?

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)

How to understand Dynamic Range

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Camera performance is now measured as much in terms of Dynamic Range as Resolution. Phil Rhodes explains this essential aspect of camera technology

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

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RedShark's 12 Days of Christmas Replays: Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras. 

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

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

Red Dragon Sensor: "More resolution than 65mm film..."

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RedShark contributor Phil Rhodes pointed out something to me the other day that sounds obvious when you hear it: that camera makers never used to make film, and yet - if you can remember that far back - it is the film that determines the quality and feel of the photograph (and the lens, of course), not the camera

Epic killed by laser!

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

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.

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