Monthly Archive: January 2011

2011 Camera Predictions by Thom Hogan

2011 Camera Predictions by Thom Hogan

2011 Predictions by Thom Hogan. Having just returned from the 2011 CES, I find myself in general agreement with his predictions. I also see he has a Spokane, Wa connection; didn’t realize that. Worth reading what Thom has to say – whether you agree or disagree. My sense from CES is that Sony and Panasonic are mostly heading in the...

Canon introduces new “low light” camcorders

Canon introduces new “low light” camcorders

Canon today introduced a new high end consumer camcorder line that features 1/3 sq in CMOS sensors – but having only 1920×1080 resolution. Rather than the typical gigapixel sensors being put into many consumer camcorders or still cameras, they have opted to go with a larger sensor having fewer pixels. This means each pixel’s surface area is larger and can...

CMOS versus CCD video imaging and the “Rolling Shutter” problem

CMOS versus CCD video imaging and the “Rolling Shutter” problem

Older video cameras used CCD-based image sensors. For various reasons, that I will explain in a moment, camera makers have largely switched to using CMOS-based image sensors on low end and even some low end semi-pro video cameras (like the Panasonic HMC-40). All of the new digital SLRs (DSLR) still cameras that also shoot video using high resolution CMOS sensors...