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#1 Jaden Scholes

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:03 AM

Im new and excited to learn everything I can about cameras and have been looking into them for about 1 year now but still haven't been able to understand the difference between a CMOS sensor or an MOS sensor. I know there are different sizes and all but if some one could write out the different sizes and ratios of them that would be ver helpful. 

 

Please help!

 

 

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:39 AM

Hi Jaden

 

At risk of outrageous self-promotion, I wrote about this for an employer of mine. Click here.

 

 

 

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#3 John E Clark

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:24 AM

Im new and excited to learn everything I can about cameras and have been looking into them for about 1 year now but still haven't been able to understand the difference between a CMOS sensor or an MOS sensor. I know there are different sizes and all but if some one could write out the different sizes and ratios of them that would be ver helpful. 

 

Please help!

 

 

Thanks 

J

 

At a very primitive level, Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor, CMOS, vs Metal Oxide Semiconductor, MOS.

 

From a brief search, Panasonic annouced several years ago that they had produced a high sensitivity "MOS" imaging device, which according to the hype produced lower noise sensor than 'ordinary' CMOS devices, and better competed with Charge Coupled Devices, CCDs.

 

I tend to look at cameras in terms of packaging, price, and how much money I have in my pocket. Then having made a choice that I have to live with for several years... testing it in a variety conditions to learn what it will produce.

 

I almost never worry about the underlying sensor technology beyond that.

 

Here's a URL on the differences between CCDs and CMOS sensors.

 

http://www.teledyned...es/ccd-vs-cmos/


Edited by jeclark2006, 03 July 2014 - 11:26 AM.

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