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Pixel management Video vs Still on the 1 Series

kenuck

Burnaby, CA
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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008
Mon 17-Sep-12 02:01 PM | edited Mon 17-Sep-12 02:02 PM by kenuck

Does anyone know if, with video, pixels are sampled or combined? Put another way there are 1920 outputs across the HD video but the sensor has almost exactly twice that many pixels (3872). I'm way out of my depth here but it seems to me that if pixels were combined into "auper-pixels" (2x2 each) rather than just picking every second pixel in a row that it could impact sensitivity (potentially 4 times the light gathering capacity) and possibly diffraction limits

Ken

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