Technology / Digital Cameras / Sensitivity: With traditional film cameras, sensitivity, also known as ISO, represents the film's sensitivity to light. A lower ISO number means that the film needs more light to take a picture than film with a higher ISO. Because digital cameras do not use film, manufacturers have had to create 'sensitivity' settings. Most digital cameras use 100 as their standard ISO sensitivity setting, and offer a range of other settings from 200 to 400, or more, to mimic the effects of using film with speeds of 100, 200, 400, etc. These higher settings can be very useful in low-light shooting conditions or when faster shutter speeds are required; however, because they are achieved by amplifying or boosting the image sensor's output, they can result in an increase of visible 'noise,' giving your pictures a somewhat 'grainy' look.

Other Words for Sensitivity

Sensitivity Adjective Synonyms: sensitiveness, delicacy, touchiness, over-sensitivity, hypersensitivity, supersensitivity, soreness, irritability

Sensitivity Training

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Sensitivity Training: A form of individual counseling geared toward increasing self-awareness and sensitivity to others. It aims to assist key employees in developing their leadership skills surrounding issues of diversity MORE

Input Sensitivity

Technology / Home Audio / Input Sensitivity: Is the SPL (sound pressure level) a speaker will produce given one watt of power as measured from one meter away given a typical input frequency (usually 1khz unless otherwise noted on the speaker). T MORE

Sensitivity (Efficiency)

Technology / Home Audio / Sensitivity (Efficiency): The rating of a loudspeaker that indicates the level of a sound intensity that the speaker produces (in db) at a distance of one meter when it receives one watt of input power.The Efficiency or Sensit MORE