Erik Naso talks about how sensors are better than ever with low light performance. He explains how ISO works to increase the sensitivity of the camera sensor. Erik shows you the effects of high ISO on the image and how noise can affect the image. Lower pixel count sensors gather more light but new technology has increased pixels and sensitivity too.
- Sensor technology advances keep squeezing…more light sensitivity from all sensor sizes.…Historically, larger full-frame sensors…with lower pixel count performed really well in low light…because the photo sights are so large…that they capture more light.…Now we're seeing pixel-packed sensors perform really well,…amazing really, and this makes the hybrid camera…even better for both stills and video capture.…Something we also need to talk about is ISO.…
It's an electronic way to boost the…exposure on digital cameras.…ISO stands for International Standards Organization.…It's a standardized industry scale…for measuring sensitivity to light.…This can be used in relation to how sensitive…traditional camera film is to light,…but more commonly today, it pertains to…the sensitivity of a digital image sensor.…As you adjust the ISO, the higher the number,…the more light-sensitive the sensor becomes.…
For example, a low number like 200 ISO…will be really clean, and as you move up…to say 6,400 ISO, the image will have more noise,…
Evaluating your production workflow and the camera options out there can save you time, money, and maybe even your sanity. Camera enthusiast Erik Naso is here to help. He'll teach you how to ask the right questions and pick the right camera—balancing "the camera I should buy" with "the camera I want to buy," so you end up happy with your purchase over the long run. Learn how to figure out your budget and needs; understand the different file formats, sensors, and lenses available; and choose the right accessories for any shooting situation.
- Understanding the camera components: sensor, lens, etc.
- Evaluating audio inputs
- Taking your type of production into account
- Deciding on a budget
- Choosing accessories such as tripods and gimbals
- Camera codecs and media cost