Tag Archives: sensor
Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by planetmitch.
In an interesting turn, the DxO team looked at both the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras – and many have seen the report on the Nikon D800 saying it was about the best sensor on the market… well, it turns out they’ve looked at the two cameras with excellent lenses and [...]
Posted on 13. Dec, 2012 by planetmitch.
On the “Canon5DMarkSeries” yahoo group, a member (Don Marcotte) has been very interested in finding out about the high ISO performance of the Canon EOS 6D – so he managed to visit his local store and they let him do some “dark” tests – by placing the body cap or lens cap on the camera [...]
Posted on 30. Nov, 2012 by planetmitch.
There have been a number of reports of abnormal amounts of sensor dust on Nikon D600s – and the dust (or is it oil?) is internal – as this timelapse below shows – but we’re also seeing reports that it doesn’t seem to happen after about 3000 shots. Weird huh? Read on to find out [...]
Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by planetmitch.
Last year, we posted about how dangerous lasers can be (see post) for your HDSLR sensor and now, there are other examples popping up on youtube. So this is just a reminder of how dangerous they can be – just in case you didn’t know! It isn’t a problem taking video of a laser show [...]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 by planetmitch.
Canon has announced some new stuff today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – but no new HDSLRs or DLSRs. There are a few new Powershots – which you can read about over on canonrumors.com. The vast majority of this announcement is dealing with video cameras. Do we in the HDSLR world care? Well, maybe [...]
Posted on 16. Sep, 2010 by planetmitch.
My first Canon EXPO (Canon EXPO 2010 in New York) was quite the treat. Was it the best event I’ve ever been to in regard to products? No. But that’s really only because much of what was being shown and demonstrated isn’t available to buy right now. Most events (like NAB) have tons of vendors [...]
Posted on 20. Jul, 2010 by planetmitch.
Lasers used in a light show have damaged a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) CMOS sensor and I sure didn’t know it was possible, but I thought I’d get a warning out since it appears to have damaged this guy’s sensor. I would suspect that all CMOS sensors are probably susceptible – including Nikon, [...]
Posted on 23. May, 2010 by planetmitch.
There’s nothing worse than getting your cool new video up on the computer than finding sensor dust (ok, there are many worse things in life, but you get my point). For most of us, that’s meant the video is trash – until Tito da Costa (@radraven on twitter) showed me his blog post about “Rotoscoping [...]
Posted on 02. Feb, 2010 by planetmitch.
@radraven sent us this tip – an article he wrote on his blog about cleaning your sensor. I thought it was a good read and a good reminder about how this technology is fun, but still a pain. Sensor cleaning; The plague of the century! And I agree. I’ve been surprised at the number of [...]