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re: Report: CMOS in, CCD out of image focus
krisi   2/12/2012 4:29:55 PM
Sad to see CCDs to go away, it was such a elegant concept that they taught me in class long time ago ;-)...Kris

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re: Report: CMOS in, CCD out of image focus
yalanand   2/11/2012 12:26:23 PM
Curious to know why CCDs are finding acceptance in the industrial markets ? Why cant CMOS cameras can be used in industrial market ?

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re: Report: CMOS in, CCD out of image focus
old account Frank Eory   2/10/2012 10:52:36 PM
CMOS image sensors have very much caught up to CCDs in image quality, have a significant power advantage and support higher frame rates. This might explain why CCD use in high-end digital SLRs will be moving from 12% today to 1% by 2014. I'm not sure that CMOS has the big cost advantage that one might assume. CMOS image sensors aren't built in standard logic processes, where huge volume means low cost.

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re: Report: CMOS in, CCD out of image focus
nicolas.mokhoff   2/10/2012 4:34:44 PM
I totally agree, goafrit. It's another case of volume trumping quality as it is in other consumer electronics devices. Yet astronomy requires CCD quality: this is image of the Moon is taken from a Chinese satellite:

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re: Report: CMOS in, CCD out of image focus
goafrit   2/10/2012 3:32:09 PM
CMOS has to win because of the manufacturability and density issues. CMOS will drive most devices at least in the next two decades despite the issues associated as it scales.

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