Sony's new curved image sensors could shake up the whole camera industry

Diagram showing curved lens technology
(Image credit: Sony)

As photographers, we've all been there. You find a subject that's vast and visually incredible – an amazing piece of architecture, a sweeping landscape or some stunning street art. Yet when you raise your camera, the truth is inescapable: no matter how expensive your kit is, it just can't compare to the human eye. 

Shaped by millions of years of evolution, our eyes are quite frankly incredible. And the history of camera development has essentially been all about trying to mimic that level of perfection. 

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.