He makes a handful of extraordinary claims about digital sensors - including a claim that you get dead pixels on camera sensors by bringing them on aircraft due to gamma radiation and that there's a cover up by camera makers about it.
There's a little problem though with digital cameras, I promise you.
Anyone ever take their cameras on an airplane? Ok, every time you do that you kill photo sites on your camera, because when Canon, Nikon, Casio, Panasonic ship cameras in North America, they do it by boat, and that's because you need about - at altitudes of 20,000 feet and higher - you need about 125 feet of concrete to shield yourself from the gamma rays of higher altitude. They don't hurt us, but gamma rays induce voltages in sensors that fry our pixels.
He goes on to give an anecdote about a set of cameras for a film shoot that were damaged in a 12-hour flight.
At DALSA, when I said we should tell people about this, they said "Oh no, we don't want people to know about this, because there will be a big class action lawsuit [...]
He explains software on the camera hides the damage caused by dead pixels, and that film is immune to gamma rays.
Considering people have been carrying digital cameras on airplanes for at least the last 15 or so years - do gamma rays actually damage a modern, or less modern digital sensor. Is film immune to this effect?