Freeze The CMOS Sensor For Better ISO Performance

January 26th, 2010
Freeze You Sensor For Better ISO Results.

Photo Provided Bv 4Chan

CNET Asia suggests freezing your DSLR to get better results from the CMOS sensor, or CCD sensor in this case. The overheating issues with CMOS sensors are fairly common knowledge. Anyone that has shot with the Canon 7D for extended periods of time will attest to this. The red blinking thermometer is a party I like to avoid.

An anonymous poster on 4chan put up this image shot at ISO 3200. The bottom still image is from a cold CCD; the top is at room temp.

This brings up the overheating issue. Footage shot with the blinking thermometer could be degraded, compared to footage shot prior to overheating. This is something I hope Canon will address in a future firmware update. Otherwise, keep the dry ice close by.

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HowardG
HowardG
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January 14th, 2011

What tha…?!

With ALL the deficiencies of a DSLR freezing is now an option – or is that a feature?

I can just see us in Rajasthan – 40C – “Oi hang on a minute, can you hold the camel stamped for an hour or so, we just gotta freeze the camera so the colour balance is right…!” DUH!

No TC, no sync, no 1920 HDMI, MAYBE 8-12 minute shots, complicated much-more-expensive-than-the-camera add-ons & setup gear… More and more lame reasons NOT to use a DSLR except for what it’s designed to do.

Takeshi Fukushima
Takeshi Fukushima
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February 11th, 2010

Might have to warn people about condensation before they try!

aj191
aj191
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January 27th, 2010

someone try this before i do, please

555productions
555productions
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January 26th, 2010

The Sony A350 is a HAD CCD sensor. Can I have a job at CNET?

andrew McMillan
andrew McMillan
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January 26th, 2010

Good to know, But What the heck were you doing over in 4 chan!!

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