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Panasonic to double sensor’s sensitivity with unique “micro color splitters”

Panasonic to increase sensor sensitivity with unique micro color splitters

Panasonic Japan announced today that they have developed the technology for producing highly sensitive image sensors by using unique “micro color splitters”. Read the attached press release for more details: Left image: conventional method using a color filer, right image: Developed method using a micro color splitter.

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Autofocus full frame rangefinder camera concept


A reader sent me his dream camera concept: an autofocus full frame rangefinder that incorporated features from different Contax, Leica, Sony and Nikon models. The design was entirely done in GIMP. As of today, the Leica M remains the only full frame digital interchangeable lens mirrorless camera, but after the introduction of the RX1 it seems […]

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What else is new?


The SmartDeblur app developed by Vladimir Yuzhikov can “deblur” out of focus images. The 5MP Memeto camera can be attached to your shirt and document everything you see by taking a snapshot every 30 seconds. For more details, check the Memoto Lifelogging Camera project on Kickstarter:

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DxOMark: today’s mobile phone image quality surpasses that of 2007 compact digital cameras


DxOMark will start measuring the camera image quality for cellphones, smartphones and digital tablets. The first test scored will be published in the next few weeks. DxOMark included also a interesting statistics in their press release: “Mobile image quality is now superior to that of 5-year-old compact cameras”:

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Camera concepts


This Samsung NX-S1 concept camera incorporates an Android phone as part of a “smart” camera. Similar camera concept exists for the iPhone.   Instagram Socialmatic camera concept by ARD Studio:

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