Korean Camera Chip Could Negate Flashes
May 29, 2007, 7:39 AM by (staff)
A new digital camera chip from South Korea's Electronic Technology Institute is 2,000 times more sensitive than current digital camera chips and would allow pictures to be taken in dark settings without a flash. As long as the chip has a source of light that is one lux (one candle) in brightness, it will be able to collect enough information for the picture. This means camera phone users will be able to take shots in places such as bars or theaters with good results. The single carrier modulation photo detector (SMPD) chip was developed using nanotechnology
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