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IkonoskopThis past summer, Swedish camera manufacturer Ikonoskop announced that it would be temporarily halting production of its super16 RAW digital cinema camera, the A-Cam DII. Despite the fact that filmmakers around the world praised the A-Cam DII for its simplistic functionality and stellar image quality, the company stopped production due to a “strained financial situation” that was likely caused by high manufacturing costs and stagnant sales. However, Ikonoskop announced yesterday that the company is under new ownership and that they’re in the process of renewing their ecosystem. What could this mean for fans of the A-Cam DII? Read on for the details: More »

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Toshiba IK-HD2 mini camSeeSense, the miniature camera imaging professionals based out of the UK and across Europe, have been providing cameras that get “big shots from small places” since 2010, and today they aim to make those shots even better, announcing the release of Toshiba’s 3-CCD miniature camera, the IK-HD2. Like the existing and very popular IK-HD1, the HD2 is a remote head camera system that is ideal for broadcasting, sports, film and TV, medical and aerial videos, and a host of other uses. Toshiba has enhanced the new model by adding several new features to the CCU making it more “broadcast friendly”. For specs and a list of these enhancements, hit the jump. More »

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The most common way we get color images with digital cameras is with a Bayer pattern CMOS sensor, but there are plenty of variations on that design being used today. The upcoming Aaton Penelope Delta uses a Bayer pattern over a Dalsa CCD, for example, while the RED EPIC-M Monochrome uses the MX CMOS sensor foregoing color filtration entirely. By their very nature, though, color filters of any kind cut down the amount of light transmitted to the sensor. That’s why Panasonic is developing a brand new type of color filter that will employ diffraction to split up the color spectrum, instead of filtration, and thus will be capable of doubling the light sensitivity of the sensor. More »

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Do you know how your sensor translates light into the data that later becomes your images?  How does the physical construction of your sensor affect how pixels get interpreted?  This little video is a great introduction into how CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors work in a digital camera, and gives a peek into the cool stuff happening under our noses at 24fps: More »