sensors

  • Fujifilm's new CCD may be just crazy enough to work

    Fujifilm's new CCD may be just crazy enough to work

    Fujifilm has shown (will show, rather, if this technique works) that there’s still a lot of play on the lowest levels of sensor design. With all the new facilities cameras enjoy such as face detection and touchscreen interfaces, it’s easy to forget that we haven’t peaked in terms of the underlying technology, in many cases CCDs. The way photodiode arrays are laid out seems like… Read More

  • OmniVision's 8MP mobile phone camera is sensitive to your lighting needs

    OmniVision's 8MP mobile phone camera is sensitive to your lighting needs

    It seems that only now are we beginning to really see decent image quality combine with truly small form factor in digital cameras. This new sensor from OmniVision solves one of the problems facing the tiny cameras in cell phones, webcams, and embedded electronics: low light sensitivity. Because of the nature of the sensors and their small size, every photon counts and more often than not, on… Read More

  • Samsung designing full-frame CMOS sensor for Pentax, Samsung DLSRs

    Samsung designing full-frame CMOS sensor for Pentax, Samsung DLSRs

    Photo of the GX-20 Barney Britton of Amateur Photographer is reporting out of Seoul, Korea that Samsung is actively working on the development of a full-frame CMOS sensor to be implemented into DSLRs. This is amazing for two reasons: 1) A full-frame sensor is what, I think, old-school film photographers are waiting for so they can switch to digital 2) It will be a Pentax lens mount, which means my… Read More

  • Kodak is shrinking its cameraphone sensors

    Kodak is shrinking its cameraphone sensors

    There are already some phones that take some decent, high-megapixel pictures; Sony-Ericsson comes to mind as a company at the forefront of mobile phone cams. Kodak’s new sensor is a 1.4 micron-per-pixel CMOS, which saves space over the 1.75 micron-per-pixel sensors that are common now but keeps the photo quality. For tiny cameras like these, however, I think megapixels are the least of their… Read More

  • Kodak Camera Sensor May Eliminate Flash

    Kodak Camera Sensor May Eliminate Flash

    Kodak today unveiled its biggest load of crap by announcing that it has developed a way to eliminate flash use on a camera. Thanks to new imaging technology in its new camera sensors, you may not even need a flash the next time you go to take that award-losing night-shot. Only problem is, no matter how good your imaging sensor is, if it’s dark out, it’s dark out. Your pictures are… Read More

  • The Origami Remote Control

    The Origami Remote Control

    When I was a kid, chicks were always making those little paper “fortune tellers” where you picked a few numbers then got told you had herpes. Now the same principle is being applied to TV remotes, or at least this one. You use the paper fortune teller to control things like changing channels or adjusting the volume. According to creator Hayeon Yoo, the remote is aimed at children to… Read More

  • Sharp Announces 8.28-Megapixel 1/2.5-Inch CCD

    Sharp Announces 8.28-Megapixel 1/2.5-Inch CCD

    Sharp has announced that it now has an 8.28-megapixel senor measuring just 1/2.5-inches. That rings in at just 60-percent of the size of Sharp’s previous, tiny CCDs. The new sensors will likely be built into ultra-slim cameras and possibly (based completely on my irrelevant assertion) cell phones. Sharp will begin shipping samples of the CCD to manufacturers next week, but it won’t be… Read More

  • Wii Works With Candles

    Let me take a moment to say that I was wrong about the Wii. Joel Johnson and my buddy Paul brought all their Wii games to my house on Friday and we had a blast playing the titles — maybe everything except Madden. We were also discussing how to create a DIY sensor bar and it appears all you have to do is go to Ikea and get a candelabra because any regular light source, including candles, will… Read More