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Your cellphone camera lens likely doesn’t have the requisite light-gathering capacity to burn out the CMOS image sensor in your phone. CCDs (commonly used in DSLR/M43 cameras) are far more sensitive, as I understand it.



I don't believe DSLRs or M43 cameras have used CCDs since last decade.


The Pentax 645D, introduced in 2010, is a DSLR with a CCD sensor. But yes, it is extremely rare.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_645D


Why do modern cameras use CMOS if CCD is more sensitive?

I guess the answer will be "because it's cheaper to manufacture", but is there any other reason?


Most DSLRs these days use CMOS sensors.




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