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CMOS technology blows away pricing of standard CCD-based cameras
Following up last year's introduction of CMOS technology to digital cameras, Sound Vision this month announced a new camera that dramatically improves the price-performance ratio of professional-quality studio cameras.
The Sound Vision CMOS-Pro camera is an unprepossessing black box that produces images that are a mere 960800 pixels in resolution. But don't let surface impressions fool you: This camera produces images by which others-even those with a much higher nominal specification-should be judged.
The camera-aimed at those who can't afford a Leaf Digital Camera Back or similarly expensive studio cameras-will appeal to studio photographers, prepress shops and printers new to digital photography.
The CMOS advantage. Until now, all professional digital cameras-and most flatbed scanners-have used arrays of charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to capture images. The CMOS-Pro is the second camera, and the first professional one, to use a chip based on …