New Image Sensor Could Make Blown Highlights a Thing of the Past

German researchers have created a new high dynamic range (HDR) CMOS image sensor that features a new pixel design that could pretty much do away with blown highlights. While traditional CMOS sensors have pixels that “clip” and stop capturing highlight data when they’re fully saturated — all additional data is lost in those areas of […]

Why I Am Staying with APS-C

After a many year hiatus, I returned to photography as an avocation. In years past, I had been a semi-pro, using primarily Leica gear and film, of course at full frame. In those days the only significant half frame camera was the Olympus, which in spite of the smaller but more useful format gave a […]

This Technology Can Make a Camera Resolve Terapixels, Not Megapixels

It's possible very soon that a technology called Quantum dots could be implemented into making camera sensors significantly better than they currently are. For photographers, that means that higher end cameras with interchangeable lenses could take a quantum leap (pun intended) ahead of the smartphone world.

Is the term ISO totally fake?

Tony Northrup has posted a video discussing the exposure term ISO and has deemed it “totally fake”. It’s an interesting take on the use of Read more...

Review: Leica M10-D (Almost the Leica That Ive Been Waiting For)

When I walked into a meeting with Leica and saw the Leica M10-D, it reminded me of the very few times that I gasped with utter and pure excitement in the industry: when Sony announced their radio flashes/transmitter, when Capture One finally started to work closer with Fujifilm, and when Kodak announced that Ektachrome was coming back.

The New Nikon D3500 has a Battery Life Rating of 1,550 Shots

While the rumors have been flying about the web for a while, you can confirm today that the Nikon D3500 is indeed real. The D3xxx series of cameras have always been their most entry level DSLRs and to that end, they basically take leftover product and rehash it into something more standard, basic and amateur.

Industry News: CMOS Sensor Sales Are at An All-Time High

Things are going really well for CMOS sensor makers according to IC Insights. IC Insightsreports: The spread of digital camera applications in vehicles, machine vision, human recognition and security systems, as well as for more powerful camera phones will drive CMOS image sensor sales to an eighth straight record-high level this year with worldwide revenues Read more...

Canon Touts its CMOS Sensor Technology

Canon USA has posted the video above talking about Canon’s CMOS sensors. From Canon USA: This video showcases Canon variety of sensors. For several decades Canon has been developing and manufacturing advanced CMOS sensors with state-of-the-art technologies for exclusive use in Canon products.

Canon Global Shutter Sensor Paper

From Image Sensors World: MDPI Special Issue on the 2017 International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW) publishes Canon paper “Development of Gentle Slope Light Guide Structure in a 3.4 ” by Hiroshi Sekine, Masahiro Kobayashi, Yusuke Onuki, Kazunari Kawabata, Toshiki Tsuboi, Yasushi Matsuno, Hidekazu Read more...

NHK: 33mp 240fps 8K 1

ISW has uncovered a paper from NHK, Brookman, TSMC, and University of Tokyo for a “A 1.1- ” Once you get through all the crazy technical stuff, it basically describes a 1″ 8K stacked video sensor with a slow motion function. Is 4K already Read more...

Im Back Gives Old School Film Cameras a Digital Back

A new Kickstarter called I'm Back is finding a way to give old school film cameras new life in the digital world. Not that many of those old film cameras need it, but the ability to shoot digital with the older style film cameras has always been a dream of many photographers.

The Pentax 645Z Got a Crazy DxOMark Score of 101 Back in 2015

The Nikon D850 isn’t actually the first DSLR to be assigned a DxOMark score of 100+. The medium format Pentax 645Z was actually awarded a ridiculously high score of 101 back in 2015, but it’s unofficial because that review has never been published.

Patents, Patents & More Patents from Canon

Forum regular rrcphoto has done some dirty work and found a bunch of Canon USA patents you may be interested in. Since the demise of Egami, these have been harder to come by. Stacked sensor patents http://pdfpiw.

The Nikon D7500 is the Nikon D500s Little Brother

After announcing that the company is going to focus on their mid to higher end cameras, Nikon is announcing the Nikon D7500. This camera is almost everything that the company's award winning Nikon D500 is.

Canon Showcases 2/3

Canon has presented a paper showcasing global shutter technology for a 2/3″ image sensor at ISSCC 2017 according to ISW. You can check the thumbnails below for all the technical information. A 1.

DXOMark Rates the RED Helium 8K Camera Sensor The New King

You thought that the Sony a7r II had a great sensor? Well, DXOMark thinks that there is a new king. According to the company’s newest test, the king is now the RED Helium 8K. This also goes on to dispel a number of big myths such as a full frame sensor always having the best

Patent: More Curved Sensor Information

Canon continues to roll out the curved sensor patents. This one gives more information on how to control the adjustable curvature in previous patents. Patent publication number 2016-213571 (Google Translated) Release date 2016.

Quicker Camera Chips With Global Shutter Coming

A report at IEEE on quicker global shutter equipped sensors has come out and it appears Canon is going forward fairly aggressively in this space. While some companies are working towards the quickest frame rates possible, Canon is putting their emphasis on image quality at lower frame rates.

The Fujifilm X-A10 Becomes Official; Targets the Selfie Crowd

There have been lots of rumors on the web about whether or not the Fujifilm X-A10 would be a real thing, and it appears that they were right. This morning, the company announced their newest addition to their X series lineup of cameras that stuffs a 16.

Canon Talks Global Shutter and High Dynamic Range

Canon has released a paper for the IDEM conference that shows a multi readout approach that will allow for global shutter and higher dynamic range in future sensor design. Canon researchers will discuss high-resolution, large-format CMOS imaging technology for use in high-performance cameras large enough to take photographs and videos at ultra-high-definition resolution. The Canon Read more...

Photographs Are Made With Light, Not Sensors and Tech

Great light is what creates great images. What makes a photograph is not the camera sensor, or the autofocus system, or the depth of field. Photographs are made with light. Im as guilty as the next person when it comes to pixel peeping.

The Cameras You All Really Want Are Only Going to Get More Expensive

If you've noticed something about the price points of cameras, you'll realize that they're only becoming more and more expensive. That's because of a number of factors including the slow crush of most point and shoots from phones and exactly what they're capable of doing.

Canon Unveils a CMOS Sensor with a Global Shutter

Canon announced today that it has developed a CMOS sensor with a global shutter, perhaps paving the way to future Canon DSLRs that don’t suffer from the “rolling shutter” effect. CMOS sensors have come to dominate the consumer camera industry in recent times, offering a cheaper product compared to CCD sensors. However, one advantage that […]

Canon Develops Global Shutter-Equipped CMOS Sensor

TOKYO, August 31, 2016Canon Inc. today announced that it has developed a new CMOS sensor equipped with a global shutter function that, because it exposes all of the sensor’s pixels at the same time, enables the capture of distortion-free images even when shooting fast-moving objects.

Panasonic Unveils First Global Shutter CMOS Sensor with 8K, 60FPS, HDR

It seems that February 2018 is the month of global shutter CMOS sensor breakthroughs. A day after Sony announced the first 1MP+ backlit global shutter CMOS sensor, Panasonic announced its own groundbreaking development: a global shutter CMOS sensor that’s capable of 8K, 60FPS, and HDR.

DxOMark Launches Selfie Scores for Rating Front Camera Image Quality

DxOMark is known for rigorously testing the image quality of cameras and smartphones, but for smartphones, it had focused on the main rear-facing cameras. That has now changed with the launch of DxOMark’s new Selfie scores — it’s a new test protocol for determining the quality of front cameras. “We have designed this protocol to […]

DxOMarks Pentax 645Z Review is Out After 2 Year Delay, Scores 101

Last month, we reported that DxOMark had reviewed the Pentax 645Z back in 2015 and given it a highest-ever score of 101 before pausing its medium format camera reviews prior to publishing any. That Pentax 645Z review is finally out, and DxOMark still has glowing things to say about the camera. DxOMark says the 51.4-megapixel […]

How Much Do Imaging Sensors Really Matter Over Lighting?

For many years as a photographer, I've had one trick that has made all my product photography shine. Companies lease our product images and on social platforms or messaging boards, our product images are often used to showcase a lens or camera looking sexy.

Review: Dexters Vac-o-matic Camera Sensor Cleaner

When it comes to cleaning your camera sensor, the truth is that many photographers are very scared and don't know how to do it. There are options like the Rocket Blower, the Arctic Butterfly and very recently Dexter's Vac-o-matic was sent to us for review.