Kodak has developed a new type of sensor for their still cameras that are 2 to 4 times more sensitive to light. They do this by adding additional clear pixels that capture all wavelengths of light, which not only increases their sensitivity, but because the pixels are smaller it allows for higher resolution. The remaining red, green and blue sensors capture the color information. The technology can be used to improve both CCD and CMOS sensors. The chips will start becoming available in 2008, but no word on when they’ll find themselves in video cameras. Let’s hope it’s soon.

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