PMA 2010 Report
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.
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.
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.