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Demystifying Advanced Compact Cameras

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For a lot of people, a “point and shoot” camera translates to “scratch your head, read instruction manual, Google some stuff, aim camera, point, shoot and frown at grainy or under-exposed photo.” In other words: It’s complicated. It hasn’t always been this way. But more compact digital cameras now come...
Demystifying Advanced Compact Cameras

Sony's stacked Exmor RS phone camera sensors detuned over quality worries

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Sony would still like you to get excited about its upcoming Exmor RS stacked CMOS image sensors -- just not too excited. Both the 8-megapixel IMX134 and 13-megapixel IMX135 are scaling back from their original RGBW (red, green, blue, white) coding to an ordinary RGB over concerns that they...
Sony's stacked Exmor RS phone camera sensors detuned over quality worries

Chip industry grows 0.4 percent to record $299.5B in 2011

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The chip industry grew a scant 0.4 percent in 2011, but that was enough to push it to a record $299.5 billion for the year. That wasn’t a bad performance given a weak global economy and disasters in Japan and Thailand. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the chip industry’s trade...
Chip industry grows 0.4 percent to record $299.5B in 2011

A Series of New Apple Inventions Reveal a DJ-Styled Crossfading Feature, Advanced Camera Sensors & Possible 3D Motion TV Remote

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On February 23, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of very interesting patent applications from Apple that reveal a wide range of technologies. Those covered in today's report include a new beat-matched crossfading DJ-Styled feature for Macs and iOS devices; advances in 3D motion technology that...
A Series of New Apple Inventions Reveal a DJ-Styled Crossfading Feature, Advanced Camera Sensors & Possible 3D Motion TV Remote

Sony continues to improve in fiscal Q3 with $23.39 billion in revenue, $115 million net loss

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As the company continues to overhaul its operations to return to profitability, Sony managed to hold onto modest operating profits during its third fiscal quarter, reporting $23.39 billion (¥1.948 trillion) in revenue and $496 million (¥46.4 billion) in operating income, but it did post a net loss of $115 million...
Sony continues to improve in fiscal Q3 with $23.39 billion in revenue, $115 million net loss

Sony reveals new CineAlta 4K Super 35mm video cameras

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Sony has launched two broadcast-quality CineAlta PL-mount video cameras to go alongside the F65. The PMW-F55 and the PMW-F5 both contain 4K Super 35mm image sensors capable of an 11.6 million pixel, 4096x2160 resolution image. While the PMW-F5 can output HD and 2K video, the PMW-F55 extends this to 4K...
Sony reveals new CineAlta 4K Super 35mm video cameras

Sony's new 'stacked' image sensors open door to smaller devices, more pixels

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Sony, which makes the camera modules used in the latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung, said Monday it will begin sales of a new image chip that is nearly half the size of current models....
Sony's new 'stacked' image sensors open door to smaller devices, more pixels

Digital Cameras - Making Sense of Image Sensors The sensors in

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Digital Cameras - Making Sense of Image Sensors The sensors in

Sony's New "stacked" Image Sensors Open Door to Smaller Devices, More Pixels

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Sony, which makes the camera modules used in the latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung, said Monday it will begin sales of a new image chip that is nearly......
Sony's New "stacked" Image Sensors Open Door to Smaller Devices, More Pixels

Aptina unleashes 1080p and 4K mobile sensors, entire point-and-shoot segment cringes

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Hear that? That's the sound of the entire point-and-shoot camera industry bracing for yet another blow. As smartphone cameras mature, it's becoming ever more difficult to convince consumers to use anything other than their phone outside of special occasions where ILCs or DSLRs are necessary. Aptina has a lot...
Aptina unleashes 1080p and 4K mobile sensors, entire point-and-shoot segment cringes

TI reveals more OMAP 5 details at MWC 2012

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Well, if our hands-on at CES didn't sell you on TI's next-gen OMAP 5 platform, perhaps some more specs revealed recently at MWC 2012 will. We've known about its dual Cortex-A15 and Cortex-M4 architecture since this time last year, but we didn't know that those M4 cores are there...
TI reveals more OMAP 5 details at MWC 2012

Aptina demonstrates 1-inch 10MP sensor to manufacturers

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Aptina Imaging is preparing to supply 1-inch image sensors to manufacturers. The AR1011HS digital camera image sensor has a resolution of 10 megapixels, a pixel pitch of 3.4 microns, and can record broadcast quality quad HD video, which makes the sensor potentially attractive to Tier-1 OEMs for bridge and mirrorless...
Aptina demonstrates 1-inch 10MP sensor to manufacturers
Why the iPhone 5 camera takes purple pictures: You're holding it wrong

Street View heads back to the Antarctic, visits historic landmarks (video)

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View Larger Map Google has already taken us on a trip to the frigid shores of Antarctica before. Now the search giant is back with even more panoramic images, this time from deeper inside the frozen continent. With help from the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota...
Street View heads back to the Antarctic, visits historic landmarks (video)

Sony to Invest US$1 Billion to Increase Camera Image Sensor Production

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Sony said Friday it will invest US$1 billion to increase its production capacity for the image sensors used in digital cameras, eyeing the booming market for......
Sony to Invest US$1 Billion to Increase Camera Image Sensor Production

Luma updates its video camera app for iOS, adding cinematic image stabilization and artistic filters

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Smartphone photography and videography has come a long way in the past few years, but image stabilization is an area which is still vastly underdeveloped. All of the iPhone devices have impressive image sensors capable of spitting out high-definition video, but it can quickly look sloppy and amateurish as soon...
Luma updates its video camera app for iOS, adding cinematic image stabilization and artistic filters
Sony invests $644 million in Olympus for improved cameras and medical tech

Sony makes Olympus rescue pact official with $645 million investment

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After months of speculation about who would step in to save the scandal-ridden Olympus' rocky fortunes, Sony has finally opened up its checkbook. The two companies have entered into a "business and capital alliance" worth around $650 million in exchange for a 51 percent stake in a new enterprise...
Sony makes Olympus rescue pact official with $645 million investment

Researchers devise new image sensor that could meld screens with cameras

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CCD sensors have long ruled the digital imaging roost, but a team of researchers at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria have concocted flat, flexible and transparent image sensors that could eventually change things up. Made from a flexible polymer film suffused with fluorescent particles, the prototypes catch only...
Researchers devise new image sensor that could meld screens with cameras

PrimeSense confirms its motion sensors used in Microsoft’s Project Natal

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PrimeSense has confirmed that its 3D sensing and recognition technology will be used in Microsoft’s  Project Natal, one of the biggest changes coming for video games during the holiday season of 2010. Back in May, 2009, we reported that PrimeSense had signed this deal with Microsoft to create the...
PrimeSense confirms its motion sensors used in Microsoft’s Project Natal

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 boosts image quality with 1-inch sensor, f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (hands-on video)

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With little room to grow (or shrink) on the housing front, we've begun to see manufacturers take a different approach with point-and-shoot cameras, boosting the size of image sensors to present a clear advantage over smartphone cams, which continue to cannibalize their dedicated counterparts. Sony, for its part, has...
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 boosts image quality with 1-inch sensor, f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (hands-on video)

Sony's New 'Stacked' Image Sensors Enable Smaller Devices, More Pixels

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The Tokyo-based electronics maker produces the camera units used in hit devices like the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3....
Sony's New 'Stacked' Image Sensors Enable Smaller Devices, More Pixels

Sony to invest $1 billion to increase camera image sensor production

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Sony said Friday it will invest $1 billion to increase its production capacity for the image sensors used in digital cameras, eyeing the booming market for smartphones, tablets and other camera-equipped gadgets....
Sony to invest $1 billion to increase camera image sensor production

QuantumFilm Could Change the Way Your Camera Phone Takes Pictures

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Earlier this morning at DEMO, I was wowed by a presentation from a company called InVisage. InVisage is developing a product they call QuantumFilm which has the ability to make significant changes to the the digital camera space, most notably when dealing with small CMOS sensors on small form...
QuantumFilm Could Change the Way Your Camera Phone Takes Pictures

Sigma 8-16mm APS-C Lens

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…but is it any good?! Sigma announced the release of their new “Widest on the aps-c market” Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ultra Wide Zoom Lens at PMA this year, and below you will find the press release if you’re interested in such things… What we don’t have...
Sigma 8-16mm APS-C Lens

Apple's laser-powered 'depth perception' system can be used for virtual keyboard, camera autofocus

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A patent application discovered on Thursday reveals Apple is looking into a system that combines lasers with image sensors to measure both the distance to an object and its depth, allowing for the creation of new virtual device input and camera autofocus technologies....
Apple's laser-powered 'depth perception' system can be used for virtual keyboard, camera autofocus

Sony's new "stacked" image sensors open door to smaller devices, more pixels

www.computerworld.com
Sony, which makes the camera modules used in the latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung, said Monday it will begin sales of a new image chip that is nearly half the size of current models....
Sony's new "stacked" image sensors open door to smaller devices, more pixels
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