I encounter a contradiction.
Many resources state that a digital sensor are unsensitive to UV light. Even wikipedia, "However, newer photographic film and digital cameras are highly insensitive to UV wavelengths." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UV_filter. Digital Photography Review goes even to the point that a digital photographer won't even need it on a beach (an UV-light rich area). "digital sensors are not and hence do not need UV filters in even bright sunlight". http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8049091537/the-uv-filter
While other resources state that digital sensor are sensitive to UV light. Are digital sensors sensitive to UV?
Can someone clarify this contradiction?
My prognosis is that a digital sensor is sensitive to UV light, but sensor manufactures include an UV blocking system on the sensor. But I don't know if that's true. I do know that IR light is blocked through a IR-absorption glass on the sensor itself.
Is my prognosis correct?