2 April 2011, 22:32 | Elja Trum | 1993x read

How CCD sensors are made

Did you ever wonder how CCD sensors are made? A CCD, or Charge-coupled device, is the chip that converts light into electricity and is how a digital camera can record images. The Science Channel has a 'How Its Made' segment in their program where they answer this question.

Nowadays most DSLRs use CMOS sensors instead of CCD. These CMOS sensors are cheaper to manufactor. In their earlier days CMOS sensors produced more image noise that CCD sensors. Today the difference in quality is minimal. If you're wondering about the differences between these sensor types, check out this How Stuff Works article.

Source: Petapixel

Elja Trum   About the author; Elja Trum
Elja Trum is founder of Photofacts and author of a Dutch book on black-and-white photography. In his daily life he is an e-business consultant with Directshop.
Elja uses Twitter, is married and father of Mika and Vera.
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