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ted
04-18-2008, 09:59 PM
http://gizmodo.com/381643/your-digital-camera-is-obsolete-japanese-image-sensor-100x-more-sensitive-than-current-chips

While I still want to see more info, this looks like the bar has just been raised.

UnCommonGrafx
04-19-2008, 05:04 AM
That could be amazing if actually developed for the consumer market.

avkills
04-19-2008, 08:22 AM
That's it, I am tossing my 40D in the trash. ;)

-mark

Silkrooster
04-20-2008, 07:59 PM
That's it, I am tossing my 40D in the trash. ;)

-mark

I'll take it.:D
Silk

Medi8or
04-21-2008, 07:35 AM
http://gizmodo.com/381643/your-digital-camera-is-obsolete-japanese-image-sensor-100x-more-sensitive-than-current-chips

While I still want to see more info, this looks like the bar has just been raised.As far as I can understand (yay babelfish) from the developers site, a lot of that sensitivity comes from being sensitive to a much wider spectrum of wavelengths. So the 100x sensitivity is only true for other applications than normal photography, like nightvision, astronomy, surveillance camera, etc.. For normal photography, you want to block anything other than visible light, or you get funny colors..

avkills
04-21-2008, 04:16 PM
I'll take it.:D
Silk

Too late, I just bought another lens, so I am keeping it after all. :D

-mark

ted
04-21-2008, 06:27 PM
you want to block anything other than visible light, or you get funny colors..

I was skeptical when I saw the B&W image they demonstrated with. :gotpics:

Red_Oddity
04-22-2008, 04:28 AM
It is indeed more sensitive to wavelenghts a camera normaly filters out because it's not usable for 'normal' photography.
Unless, you do IR photography or nightsky photography.
This chip does have its uses though, say for nightvision, etc.

inkpen3d
04-23-2008, 03:29 AM
Can't wait to fit a camera housing one of those chips onto the telescope in my observatory.:)