Astrophotography is becoming more accessible than ever. Not only have manufacturers made cameras specifically designed with celestial photography in mind, they’ve also started work on built-in star tracking that will use sensor-shift technology to account for the movement of celestial bodies in the sky during a long exposure.
Well before the DSLR megapixel war ever started, it was fairly common knowledge that megapixels alone don’t result in better image quality. The same statement can be said in regards to smartphone cameras, whose quality is now to the point of most point-and-shoot cameras a few years ago – or even better.
While megapixels are one aspect of smartphone image quality, there is far more to it than meets the eye. Here to explain what makes or breaks a smartphone camera is YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee, known as MKBHD. [Read more…]
The Bayer filter was patented in 1976 and can be found in almost all digital camera sensors sold today.
While several alternatives have been suggested over the years, some more exciting than others, none caught on. This could soon change, though, as Canon Watch reports that the 120MP full frame sensor Canon is developing will not be based on Bayer technology.
Remember all the oohs and ahhs when Canon announced the record-breaking 50MP sensor of the 5DS? Well, the company just revealed that it has developed an APS-H sensor with a whopping 250 megapixels.
According to Canon this is the world’s highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor, and while it is likely to have some affect on consumer cameras, I wouldn’t expect to see a 250MP DSLR or mirrorless camera anytime soon.
A few days ago we shared a photo that seems to have been taken with the Sony A7r II and uploaded to the Zeiss Lenses’s Flickr account.
The photo’s resolution indicated it was captured using a 56MP sensor, but the irregular image ratio suggested that the sensor is most likely even larger and that the photo was cropped by Zeiss.
A new image, with EXIF-data intact, reveals the latest sensor packs a whopping 59 megapixels.
Keep in mind this information has not been confirmed, though there are several good reasons to believe it is true.
Let’s face it, batteries in general are a real drag. They’re easy to forget, add weight to an already heavy gear bag, and they have the habit of running out of juice just when we need them the most. Luckily, a team of engineers from Columbia University have discovered a way to eliminate the need for them to power a digital camera. In a report released by the team, which is led by Shree K. Nayar, the engineers have found a way to harvest energy via an image sensor and excess light. [Read more…]
We have previously reported about Sony’s upcoming high-megapixel sensor. The sensor was said to pack a whopping 46MP, but would still fall behind Canon’s rumored 53MP beast.
Sony Alpha Rumors now reports that according to a “long time source”, the upcoming Sony a7RII will also enter the 50MP club.
I’ve been following news on Sony’s curved sensor since they first announced it back in April, and I’ll be honest; I didn’t think we’d be getting a look into it nearly this quick, but this is shocking to me. I must have forgotten that Sony started on this project back in 2012, because they’ve just uploaded the first official picture from the sensor online – and here it is.
Remember those patents Sony got a while back about something to do with a curved sensor? Because we now have our first look at the actual sensor itself. If you’re not up to date with the story, Sony’s been working on some new technology with camera sensors; what resulted is one that shares the same amount of curvature as our human eye.