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Delkin SLR cleaning set

Dennis Hissink
PMA 2010 Report
Saturday 7th, March 2009
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

We also spotted Delkin's Sensor-scope system at the PMA 2009. The cleaning set for DSLR image sensors, awarded with various Awards, has been enhanced since the last Photokina 2008, with support for three sizes of sensors: 24mm, 20mm, and 16mm sensors. I must admit I have not tried out the set personally, but colleagues that have are all very enthusiast about this (rather pricey) cleaning system. I fear the Sensorscope system will not remain a sales hit much longer, since gradually more and more digital SLR cameras are appearing on the market with a built-in anti-dust system. An expensive solution such as offered by Delkin will become unnecessary.

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Sony high picture quality CMOS sensor

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Wednesday 7th, March 2007

CMOS sensors are now used in cellular phones and other mobile devices, sales of these devices have been increasing rapidly. Furthermore, demand for CMOS sensors has been increasing in fields that require high-speed imaging functions, such as digital single-lens reflex cameras. While CMOS sensor advantages over CCD include lower power consumption and higher speed, their main strength is in the possibilities for system integration, since analog and digital circuits can be integrated. CMOS sensor can achieve high-speed characteristics that could not be achieved with CCD technology and can provide superb image quality that surpasses that of CCDs by taking advantage of these characteristics.

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SLR sensor cleaning

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Monday 5th, March 2007

Changing lenses, dusty atmospheres and the day-to-day challenges a DSLR faces mean that before long those tell tale-black splodges appear on that stunning sunset you've waited to capture - You've got dust on the sensor. Dust is nothing new for photographers, but sensor modules on digital cameras are extremely delicate, and one wrong move could land you responsible for some serious repair or, worse, replacement costs. The solution is Visible Dust, a cleaning system which actually lifts the dust away from the sensor, instead of simply moving it around, and making the problem worse, like traditional brushes. The majority of dust found on sensors is dry dust. The Arctic Butterfly Sensor Brush is in its element here.

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Not that long ago, a large number of manufacturers presented their digital camera line on the PMA show floor. It had already been predicted that there would no longer be room for quite so many, and thus only for a handful of manufacturers. This is partially right, however, the offer of compact and DSLR cameras does not seem to have decreased. The compact camera has matured and true innovations are over, while the digital SLR is conquering more and more market share. The Micro Four Thirds system camera manufactured by Panasonic and Olympus, is the new kid on the block. Whether more manufacturers will adopt the Micro Four Thirds system during the PMA International Convention and Trade Show, or whether they will come with their own 'Micro' system like Samsung, remains to be seen.