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