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Is the development of sensors going into the wrong direction because of the obsession with High-ISO?

Photographers who are old enough can probably remember the – by now discontinued – low-sensitivity slide film- and black-and-white films, like Kodachrome 25, Kodachrome 64 and Technical Pan. Those were produced for decades and had many fans because of their fine grain and the vivid colours, that is, the breath-taking reproduction of detail. Even though ...

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The following videos illustrate the difference between CCD and CMOS sensors

The inventors of the charge-coupled device (CCD), Willard Boyle and George E. Smith, could not have imagined in their wildest dreams that one day their invention would make film obsolete and ruin Kodak. Yet, shortly after they were invented in 1969, it became obvious, that CCDs were photosensitive. A year later, CCDs - which were ...