SILINA’s Sensor Curving Technology Hopes to Speed up Industry Usage

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“SILINA does not reinvent the wheel of sensor design and manufacturing”, states SILINA’S CTO Wilfred Jahn, “but is developing technological solutions to curve existing (flat) imaging sensors.” A PhD holder in Electro-optical System Design, Wilfred forms one half of SILINA’s co-founding team with CEO Michael Bailly. Seeing a potential increase in demand among technological sectors, the duo formed SILINA in 2020 with a vision to reform the existing sensor ‘curving process’.

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Canon Is Now Selling Sensors and This Excites Us Greatly

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One of the biggest complaints we’ve had about new cameras has been that images from them all look the same. That’s not entirely a bad thing. However, when you sit down to review camera after camera, and there’s little difference between models, it’s hard to get excited. This, in part, is due to Sony’s domination when it comes to selling camera sensors. However, all this could soon change as Canon has entered the sensor segment and is now selling their camera sensors to third parties. Let’s talk about why this is music to our ears.

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Don’t Be Afraid! Cleaning Your Camera Sensor the Right Way

Cleaning your camera is something every photographer needs to do at least once.

On last week’s episode of Pro Camera Reviews, we showed viewers how to clean their camera sensor. The audience loved it. And lots of folks have never done it before. It’s amazingly simple to do as long as you’re not afraid. You should also exercise a bit of common sensor. Both Brett and Chris use different methods. And we showed two of the biggest ones on the show.

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The Best Camera Sensors in July 2020 According to DXOMark

If you’re looking to buy a camera that has the best output, you need to check out the best camera sensors, according to DXOMark.

While there’s a lot more to a camera than just the sensor it uses, when DXOMark performs their lab tests, they assign a ranking to each camera based on its sensor performance alone. We know this cannot possibly give you the best representation of what a camera might genuinely be like (that’s what our real-world reviews are for). Still, these tests can give you a strong indication of just how good the sensor can perform in optimal scenarios. If image quality alone is all that’s important to you, you’re going to want to see which camera sensors deliver the goods consistently. After the break, we will break down the best camera sensors in July 2020 per DXOMark.

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How to Check and Clean Your Camera Sensor Safely and Easily

Take control of the dust that loves to live on your camera sensor.

If you have owned a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for any amount of time, we are sure you’re well aware of how annoying and sometimes costly dust can be. Dust loves electronics, and your camera sensor is not excluded from its list of things to invade. Have no fear, though, as this quick guide will show you not only how to check for dust on your camera sensor, but how to clean your camera sensor too.

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Panasonic Quitting Sensor Making Isn’t Totally Good for the Industry

Sony’s camera sensor business is now in a position that will make them unstoppable, and that’s not good for anyone.

Sony’s plans for world domination took another step forward yesterday thanks to Panasonic deciding to jump from it’s sinking semi-conductor (camera sensor) making ship. Sony has been making sensors for a large portion of camera manufacturers and, their sensors power millions of smartphone cameras too. For Sony, this is great, but we can’t help but wonder, is Sony’s grip on everything related to cameras becoming just a little bit too tight? Let’s talk about this after the break. Continue reading…

This Technology Can Make a Camera Resolve Terapixels, Not Megapixels

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Quantum Dots could majorly change your camera sensor in the future, and could make smartphones that much better.

It’s possible very soon that a technology called Quantum Dots could be implemented, significantly improving camera sensors. For photographers, that means higher end cameras with interchangeable lenses could take a quantum leap (pun intended) ahead of the smartphone world. Of course, if and when the technology comes to smartphones, it could also be quite disruptive. Internet speeds and services would need massive compression to make the images displayed on their platforms easily loadable. But more than anything, it’s probably going to start the pixel peeping wars all over again.

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Geek Out on the Science of Camera Sensors with This Informative Video

Take the time to learn the nitty gritty details of how your camera’s sensor works

So, you’ve been a photographer long enough to know the difference between an APS-C sensor and a full-frame sensor, and therefore make an expert preference. You can even tell the difference between a CMOS and a CCD sensor. But, do you really, really know how you camera’s sensor does its thing? If you’re curious about what happens at the quantum level, we’ve got just the right stuff for you.

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