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

A Brief History of Williard Boyle and George Smith, CCD Inventors and…

Williard "Mr. Modesty" Boyle and George "Three Page Dissertation" Smith, sailors extraordinaire and co-winners of this year's Nobel prize in physics deserve time in our spotlight: They invented the CCD image sensors which gave our digital cameras eyes. » 10/12/09 7:40pm 10/12/09 7:40pm

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Your Digital Camera Is Obsolete: Japanese Image Sensor 100x More…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