CMOS or CCD?

By Jacob on

As you may already know we have finished developing our first ever CMOS sensor camera, the Atik Horizon. Despite this very exciting news it does pose the question, which type of sensor should I choose? While there is no straight forward answer and a lot of it comes down to what you want to get out of your camera we hope this video will clear up a few things.

The video compares the read noise levels in the 460 CCD sensor to the Atik Horizon with it’s CMOS sensor. It then touches on the benefits of the Horizon, such as it’s suitability for shorter exposure lengths, before covering the effect stacking sub exposures can have on both types of cameras. For a more detailed look into CMOS sensors and gain settings, click here.