CMOS and Movie option in Professional DSLR cameras

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by aniramca, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. aniramca

    aniramca Guest

    Apart from the debate between CCD and CMOS, I seem to notice that the
    CMOS is replacing CCD DSLR cameras in the fight against time. Perhaps
    this may also be associated with the ability to utilize faster and
    better movie mode in a DSLR cameras.

    The history of CMOS DSLR started with Canon 30D in Oct 2000. Kodak was
    using CMOS in their 14n DSLR (not very successful) in Sept 2003. Nikon
    started with CMOS in their Pro flagship of the D2X in Apr 2005. Sony
    A700 was using CMOS in Sept 2007, followed by A900 in Sept 2008. Among
    other DSLR brands now with CMOS are Nikon D90, D300, D700, D3 and D3X,
    Canon 20D, 1DS(Sept 2002), 1 DS Mark 3, 5D Mark2, 50D/40D, and XS,
    Panasonic G-1, L10 (NMOS), Samsung GX20, Pentax K20D, etc.

    In high end P&S, only Canon SX-1S is currently using CMOS. Canon G10,
    Nikon P80/P6000, Pana FZ28/LX-3 are still using CCD.

    I am curious to know among the readers of the followings:
    - Are professional photographers or those who are using Pro cameras/
    DSLRs often using movie feature mode while shooting? Or do they prefer
    the conventional taking "photos" instead of "making movies"?
    - Is moving from CCD to CMOS driven from the need for faster movie
    option (in which CMOS is considered better than CCD), or is it because
    of other advantages of CMOS over CCD. Is it CMOS cheaper to produce
    than CCD sensor?

    Thanks for the comments

    - would you believe with the trend that CMOS will be out of the
    picture for DSLR and pro cameras soon (based on the trend now and as
    mentioned above)?
    aniramca, Mar 1, 2009
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