Wired has this very interesting article on the creation of a new sensor using Quantum (vs silicon) that will allow for better light sensitivity. Created by InVisage Technologies, Quantum dot-based sensors won’t be more expensive than traditional CMOS-based sensors, which is nice to know. They should be out next year. In the headline, the author is saying in the headline that the sensor will promise wedding photos from your cameraphone.
As a wedding photographer, I’m disgusted. Is a CMOS sensor in a cameraphone better than the one in my Canon 5D Mk II? Additionally, sure they may have lots of light sensitivity, but just wait till every other DSLR manufacturer catches up. NOTHING will replace good lenses and years and years of honing your craft in photography. I’d love to see the looks on programmers’ faces when they have to create the algorithms for keeping the noise levels down.