The Active Pixel Sensor
CMOS imaging sensors are the most common today as they are now cheaper to produce and can provide great results. The APS CMOS system is called “active” because each pixel has its own amplifier.
A Quick Explanation
Ari Presler talked to us about basics of how the CMOS sensor works in our Quick Facts series where we have an engineer explain “how it works” in a one minute timespan.
Active Pixel Sensor (CMOS) Wiki
Over time we will expand our material on this page.