Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dots Do It Better, Says Phone Camera Chip Designer

By Richard Adhikari @ TechNewsWorld

InVisage Technologies, a venture-backed startup, announced on Monday a technology in the field of digital photography.

Called "QuantumFilm," it uses quantum dot-based image sensors instead of the more traditional silicon.

The new technology will offer four times the performance and twice the dynamic range as silicon, InVisage claims.

The company is targeting the cameras in smartphones first, and it claims its technology will bring professional photography features to these devices.


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Long Exposure

The death and resurrection of photography in a digitized world

by Jennifer Allen @ FRIEZE

Photography is dead. That news may come as a surprise, since obituaries about art tend to be written about painting. Invented in the 1830s, photo-graphy is still in its infancy as an art form compared to the centuries-old medium of painting. Despite inventions like portable paint tubes and fast-drying acrylic, painting has not undergone the transformations that digitalization is bringing to the medium of photography.