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CMOS camera?

is the CMOS in
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-100-HS/dp/B004J3V7RO/ref=zg_bs_330405011_9
referring to
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMOS
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Keith BrownAWS System Administrator
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In a way, yes. It refers to a method for making imaging sensors using complimentary-symmetry metal oxide semiconductors.

The wikipedia article on Active Pixel sensors does a good job at describing things.
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CMOS has many advantages over CCD.

Digital cameras have become extremely common as the prices have come down. One of the drivers behind the falling prices has been the introduction of CMOS image sensors. CMOS sensors are much less expensive to manufacture than CCD sensors.

Based on the differences between the two, CCDs tend to be used in cameras that focus on high-quality images with lots of pixels and excellent light sensitivity. CMOS sensors traditionally have lower quality, lower resolution and lower sensitivity.

CMOS sensors are just now improving to the point where they reach near parity with CCD devices in some applications. CMOS cameras are usually less expensive and have great battery life.

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cameras-photography/digital/question362.htm

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good info.

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