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Making sense of Sensors - part 2

Published in Technology

As we saw in my previous article on sensor technology, we can now build sensors with enormous numbers attached to them - if not trivially, at least reliably. Given that current 4K sensors are more than adequate to replace 35mm film in terms of sheer resolution, we need to be careful about turning this into a numbers game.

Panasonic's new 4K sensor: Camera coming soon?

Published in Technology

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?

Phil Rhodes explains why luminance is so important within photography

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Latest news

Published in Business

There's so much interest in Blackmagic's Cinema camera that we're bringing you updates as soon as we get them

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

Sensors need better technology, not more resolution

Published in Technology

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

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

Published in Technology

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

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

Published in Production

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

Dramatic claims from RED: 21 stops from Dragon!

Published in Technology

RED and, say, Sony are diametrically different in so many ways, and perhaps no more so than in the way that the EPIC manufacturer absolutely loves to let information about new products seep from every pore

Off the Shelf 4K sensor can do 150fps!

Published in Technology

Another "off the shelf" 4K high speed sensor

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