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 […]
Canon U.S.A. Announces New 120 MP Ultra-High Resolution and 2.7 MP Ultra-High Sensitivity CMOS Sensors
MELVILLE, NY, June 20, 2019 – As image sensors are a driving force in innovating industries, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is Read more...
Canon Announces Development of New CMOS Sensor with High Dynamic Range and Ability to Capture Images Under Harsh Conditions
MELVILLE, NY, June 20, 2019 – The high demands of complex lighting and harsh environments require sensors capable of delivering high-dynamic range (HDR) and high-image Read more...
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 […]
*Update* After speaking with a couple of people, it turns out that this image sensor has no chance of ever making it to a consumer Read more...
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.
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...
Canon has had the Canon 5Ds and Canon 5DsR for a number of years now, so it only makes sense that they'd "update" those cameras by taking those older sensors and recycling them into a newer camera body.
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.
When I originally played with the Leica S2, I was enamored with the Leica S system and it's approach to making medium format more like a standard full frame DSLR. With the Leica S3, the company is continuing that tradition with more or less the same body.
To a truly stunned audience at Photokina 2018, Fujifilm announced that a brand new 100MP Fujifilm GFX camera will be coming soon. But this isn't any camera, they're pulling out all the stops here.
Opinion: The Fujifilm XT3’s Sensor Still Doesn’t Output Images That Look Totally Like Film (But They’re Nice)
The Fujifilm XT3 (or as they call it, the Fujifilm X-T3) is the company's latest evolution to their SLR style camera body designed to be a workhorse for many photographers. Despite a whole lot of great and absolutely fantastic things built into the camera, I personally am wondering what Fujifilm's goal is here with the idea of the X Trans sensor and Film Simulations.
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.
I'm not going to lie, I was wondering if the Panasonic LX1 was ever going to be replaced, and today Panasonic is announcing their new Panasonic LX1 Mk II. The camera keeps pretty much everything that was great about the Panasonic LX1 but replaces the internals.
Canon has posted an article about what they claim is “The World’s Largest Ultrahigh-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor”. You can see by the image above that the sensor dwarfs the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D).
Things are going really well for CMOS sensor makers according to IC Insights. IC Insights reports: 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 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.
The Leica M10 is a $6,900 camera that some photographers swear by, but its full-frame sensor doesn’t stack up well against the top full frame sensors on the market — it’s more in line with the performance of top APS-C crop sensors.
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...
Just in time before the holidays, we're getting a brand new lens announcement in the form of the Meyer Optik Primoplan 75mm f1. 9. This new lens is a revamped and improved version that the company is creating for $629 to the backers of their IndieGoGo project.
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...
The Nikon D850‘s reign as the top rated camera at DxOMark was incredibly short-lived: less than a month after giving the D850 the first official score of 100, DxOMark has just crowned the Hasselblad X1D-50c medium format camera with a highest-ever score of 102.
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 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.
We just updated our Canon 6D Mk II review to conform a bit more to our standard testing procedures. For years, I've tended to run all our cameras and lenses through Lightroom when it comes to testing simply because of the fact that it's the industry standard.
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.
Hey La Noir Image subscribers, it's time to really start to drool over the possibilities because there are hints of a Phase One black and white back in the air! We got a tip off from reader that perhaps a medium format 100MP Black and White digital back could be on its way from Phase One.
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.
We covered Canon’s global shutter technical presentation at ISSCC 2017 last month. Nikkei Technology has given a more in-depth breakdown of what Canon has presented about CMOS global shutter sensors.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
No glass? No problem! At least that’s Hitachi’s goal. The Japanese company has announced development of a lensless camera that uses moire fringing and math instead of a lens to capture images.
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...
A patent showing curved sensor development, this one deals with using a magnetic system to deform the sensor. The translation below isn’t the best, but it should give you an idea of the technology.
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. I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to pixel peeping.
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.
I'm about to say something that is going to be very unpopular with many of you, but will make a whole load of sense to those of you experienced enough to truly realize what I'm saying. CMOS sensors in cameras these days are all good.
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 […]
TOKYO, August 31, 2016—Canon 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.