• The Huawei P30 Pro's Game-Changing Camera Sensors Were Made by Sony

    10 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    Huawei's new P30 Pro smartphone has jaw-dropping low-light abilities and industry-leading image quality. The company has been touting its quad camera system as being co-engineered by Leica, but here's an interesting piece of info that isn't being widely publicized: all the imaging sensors were made by Sony.
    EE Times just published a teardown of the P30 Pro in which they discovered the Sony origins of the sensors.
    “Separating Huawei P30 Pro, more than anything else though, is its use of quad cameras,” EE Times writes. “The new smartphone literally has four cameras. They include a main...
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  • This is How a Camera's Shutter Speed Changes Based on Light

    This is How a Camera's Shutter Speed Changes Based on Light

    10 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    Want to see how cameras automatically adjust shutter speed to compensate for changing light conditions? A simple experiment with a ruler can help you visualize it in an interesting and unusual way.
    Here's a short GIF that has been going wildly viral online after being shared on the subreddit /r/blackmagicf**kery yesterday. It shows what a ruler flicked off the edge of a table looks like in the shadow versus in a patch of sunlight:
    The wacky look of the ruler is caused by something known as the rolling shutter effect, a side effect of the fact that CMOS sensors capture images by scanning...
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