Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Image Sensor Type Now Available

The other day I read somewhere about an amazing new type of image sensor that's available now. We'll see how many camera companies start using it.

What is different about this sensor?  They take special small crystals of some light sensitive grains and put them in a layered acetate base containing a built in color filtration system. The really cool thing about this new sensor is that it replaces itself on each shot, so there's no need to worry about dust spots.

The new camera that uses them actually takes a roll of the sensors and moves them across the focal plane with each shot.  It is sooo cool, because they devote one whole sensor to each image. Talk about luxury. But wait, there's more! With these sensors, there is no blur filter, so sharpness is a given.

Each of the sensors contain about 25-100 megapixels. Plus, since the sensors are loadable, the new camera bodies are much less costly to build, and last longer. I hear they have no heat buildup AMP noise at all.

And, finally, the best thing about the new sensors is that each one of them is Full-Frame (FF) so your older lenses work like they used to.  No more cropped sensor views.

I was completely amazed to hear that the sensor replacement rolls would sell for something like $14 USD. I can't understand how they could cram this much technology into such a small place.

They guy that invented this new sensor technology is a real genius. Do you think it will catch on?

Keep on capturing time...
Digital Darrell

1 comment:

  1. I have one of retro-style bodies for these,
    a Praktica MTL-3 :-)