If a leaked document from the Chinese site Cnbeta holds true, within a couple of years consumer cameras could see a significant bump in quality and low-light performance. The leak describes a Sony image sensor that uses a completely new way of gathering light called Active Pixel Colour Sampling.
Basically, every digital image sensor out there relies on silicon photodiodes to capture light. Jointly developed by researchers at Panasonic and Fujifilm, a new image sensor technology uses an organic layer instead — and early tests results of the technology blow the status quo away.
If you’re tired of ‘dust-busting’ every single photo you take in Photoshop, you can solve the problem at its source with this ionizing FireFly air blaster that promises to neutralise the static charge on dust particles so they easily fall off your camera’s sensor.