CMOS Camera

Cameras are some of the most demanded pieces of equipment found in the electronic department these days. It seems everyone owns a camera for capturing all those special moments that life has to offer. Cameras have evolved a lot over the years and the latest switch from point and shoot film cameras over to digital cameras was a huge transition for many people to get used to. However once the digital cameras were introduced many people fell in love with the newer technology and could not wait to purchase their new digital camera.

When purchasing a new digital camera there can be many things to take into consideration. For many people buying a digital camera is not that challenging. They look at the features and the prices and they pick their favorite. Other people who are into photography and take camera shopping very seriously may take a closer look at the ins and outs of every camera. Knowing the details regarding the lens, the megapixels, the flash, shooting options, battery life and many other factors will play into their overall decision making process.

What many people are unaware of is what all goes into making a digital camera and how these camera parts can affect your picture taking experience and the quality of your pictures. When the digital camera first came out on the market they were priced pretty high. This is because the technology behind the camera was fairly advanced. The first digital cameras used CCD image sensors but today more and more cameras are using the CMOS image sensors which allows for camera prices to be lowered.

Both CCD and CMOS are the way the camera converts the light of an image into electrons. CCD stands for Charge-Coupled Device and CMOS stands for Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor. These are technical terms and may sound a little confusing to those who are not familiar with the way cameras work. CCD cameras work a little differently than the CMOS cameras do. Even though they both produce a picture as the end result, they are not necessarily of the same quality.

CCD cameras tend to produce high quality photos and therefore cost more than the CMOS cameras do. Both the CCD and CMOS cameras have sensors that have thousands of little cells that are responsible for transforming light from an image into electrons. But the difference comes with the way each of these cameras perform this task. The CCD cameras transport the charge from the electrons across a chip and then use an analog to digital converter to turn the individual pixels into a digital value. This method allows the CCD cameras to have clearer images and less noise in the photos. CMOS cameras use a simpler method to create the image but unfortunately the method allows for more noise and less detailed images.

For a lot of people the CMOS cameras work well enough for what they care to spend on a camera. They still create good photos but for those who are looking for more professional quality pictures then choosing a CCD camera is probably best. CCD and CMOS methods are used for not only digital still cameras but also for video cameras as well. So this is also something to consider when purchasing your next camcorder or security camera for your property.

If you are looking to spend less money then the CMOS cameras are the way to go. A CMOS style camera works perfectly for anyone that uses their camera for everyday pictures and those that are not worried about having professional type pictures.

This CMOS Camera Review is Written/Updated on Jun 2nd, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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