If you have ever wondered how a modern camera sensor takes the light from a scene and converts it into a digital picture, then you should definitely check out this informative video (above) from the Filmmaker IQ YouTube channel.

The video covers all the fundamental concepts. Everything from the basics of how film photography started out, a beginner’s guide to semiconductors and photodiodes, all the way through to how CMOS image sensors are designed and work. If you love your science, there are some pretty interesting insights into a technology that we all use so regularly.

Time to stick the kettle on, sit back and learn something new.