Tamron Japan is a company that is best known for its camera lenses, but the optics company is venturing into digital technology. Recently, the company has announced that it will be releasing an image sensor that it claims will be far more powerful and sensitive than human vision.
There are two broad aspects of an image sensor that determine its quality: sensitivity and dynamic range. Sensitivity is the more straightforward of the two. The term refers to an image sensors ability to pick up light that hits it. A highly sensitive sensor can pick up even the dimmest lights accurately. The other term, dynamic range, refers to a sensor's ability to pick up different intensities of light simultaneously -- for instance, showing a bright room clearly while also picking up an object in a darkened corner.
Tamron Japan's sensor promises to be more sensitive and have a wider dynamic range than the human eye.
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