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New imaging technology claims to be 12 times as color-sensitive as conventional sensors

Most digital imaging sensors work similar to the human eye, in that they are sensitive to the three primary colors red, green and blue. While there are differences in their individual design (most notably between classic Bayer pattern sensors, Sigma's three-layer Foveon sensors and Fujifilm's X-Trans sensor), the basic principle remains the same.

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Fuji X-M1 Review: First look at the affordable X-Trans mirrorless for the rest of us


Since their debut in early 2012, Fujifilm's X-series mirrorless cameras have proven rather popular with experienced shooters by pairing Fuji X-Trans image quality with a photographer-friendly, rangefinder-like design. Unfortunately, their size and price have kept them out of the hands of many aspiring amateurs and less deep-pocketed...

Bright idea: Panasonic’s new sensor tech promises better low light photos (VIDEO)

 
 

Last month we told you about some intriguing new imaging tech from Panasonic that uses micro color splitters rather than a traditional Bayer color filter array over the image sensor to capture shots with twice the brightness than previously possible. We were impressed by what we saw, noting that if Panasonic's technology...

Bye bye Bayer? Panasonic claims new sensor tech ends color filter light loss


With the exception of Fujifilm cameras based around EXR and X-Trans image sensors and the Foveon-based camera lineup from Sigma, almost every digital camera on the market today shares one important feature in common: a Bayer color filter array, named after inventor and Kodak scientist Bryce Bayer. In fact, the overwhelming majority of color...