News / Rumor Graphene sensor development - 1000x better light gathering than CCD / CMOS

bartjeej

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Nov 12, 2010
bart
yeah I've been wondering about that too. Maybe that'll be the replacement for ISO control: as the light drops, you remove ND filters :p
 

Biro

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Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
This may be closer than you think, too. The scientists who created this sensor say it can be mass-produced using current CMOS technology and, at least in theory, could be less expensive than current camera sensors.

There was an old Firesign Theater comedy album with the title "Everything You Know Is Wrong." For anyone who's been alive on this planet for more than a couple of decades, we are rapidly approaching that point.
 

entropic remnants

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Mar 3, 2013
John Griggs
This may be closer than you think, too. The scientists who created this sensor say it can be mass-produced using current CMOS technology and, at least in theory, could be less expensive than current camera sensors.

There was an old Firesign Theater comedy album with the title "Everything You Know Is Wrong." For anyone who's been alive on this planet for more than a couple of decades, we are rapidly approaching that point.
LOVE that album. I was a Firesign Theatre junky back in the day... before they became pathetic, lol. They were so good in their prime. That album is one of the last good ones.

But, I wonder how they prevent or handle thermal noise. It will still be present and photons are photons whether they are local heat energy or whatever. If you are more sensitive to light photons, you should also be more sensitive to photons in the bulk matter of the sensor coming as heat. Wonder how that works out?
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
Down Under
Mark
when they do eventually end up in regular cameras, however, they're promised to be five times cheaper than the sensors they're replacing.
I really like the sounds of this. 6x9 will be the new 'full-frame'...and 35mm tomorrow's piffling consumer-compact/camera-phone sensor. Bring it on :dance:
 

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