Panasonic's Developed a Simple Sensor Tweak That Vastly Improves Low…

Researchers at Panasonic's imaging division have found a way to increase the sensitivity of digital camera sensors, which in turn equates to almost double the brightness in photos taken in low light conditions. But the discovery has nothing to do with the sensor itself; instead, the company's improved the color… » 3/28/13 12:00pm 3/28/13 12:00pm

Digital Photos Act as Unique Fingerprints in Finding Criminals with…

Forensic specialists can now pinpoint the exact make and model of a camera simply by analyzing the pixels in digital photos. This technique would be useful in the future for tracking down criminals, such as kidnappers who've leaked photos of their hostages to the media. Read on to find out how it works.When a digital… » 11/18/08 9:33pm 11/18/08 9:33pm

Your Digital Camera Is Obsolete: Japanese Image Sensor 100x More…

Right now, your camera either has a CCD (most point and shoots) or a CMOS image sensor (lots of DSLRs) inside, which converts pretty pictures into an electrical signal. Japan's Research Center for Photovoltaics has developed a CIGS image sensor that's 100 times more light-sensitive than the silicon chip inside your… » 4/18/08 5:00pm 4/18/08 5:00pm

Toshiba IK-HD1 is World's Smallest HDTV Camera

With vital measurements of 1-6-inches cubed and 2.3-ounces in weight, Toshiba's IK-HD1 waltzes in to easily steal the "Smallest HDTV Camera, Ever" title. Packed to the miniature eyeballs with three CCD chips, the 1K-HD1 can capture video at broadcast-quality at 1080i, but it won't be making its way to your camcorder… » 4/06/08 12:59am 4/06/08 12:59am

Olympus Shows off Snazzy 360 Cam and Projector

This is the lens for Olympus' new experimental camera and video projector system. The lenses have an "axial symmetrical free curved surface" (no, I am not sure, either) and together with their new system, they can capture and project 360 degree video, which will be as spectacular as probably dizzying. More pics after… » 7/06/07 6:51am 7/06/07 6:51am