Giz Explains: Digital Camera Image Sensors

Spring is the primetime for new cameras, hence the cheap cam battlemodo, an entry-level DSLR battlemodo, not to mention loads of rumors and breakthroughs. It's a lot to keep up with, and you may not even know what's going on with the camera in your pocket. If that's the case, don't worry, here's a quick primer an… » 4/23/08 2:00pm 4/23/08 2:00pm

Your Digital Camera Is Obsolete: Japanese Image Sensor 100x More…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