Sens Up is For Suckers

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 07, 2012

Run as fast and far as you can, if you are looking for a good low light camera and the manufacturer cites 'Sens Up.' This is a sneaky trick that vendors play when rating low light performance. Instead of admitting that there cameras suck at night, they say things like 'min illumination only 0.000001 lux with Sens Up 512x', etc.

Let's break down what Sens Up is and how it is used to trick people.

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