There’s probably more talk about sensors in digital photography than anything else, so here’s a run-down on sensor basics and everything you need to know to make sense of the jargon. First of all, sensors are made using two types of chip technology. They’re often used in sensor descriptions so it makes sense to mention […]
CFA (color filter array)
This is a grid of tiny filters placed over a sensor so that each photosite captures only red, green or blue light. This is the only way a single-layer sensor can be made to capture full color images. The most common arrangement is the Bayer array.