Pixel binning on the SD1

Started Jul 29, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Pixel binning on the SD1
In reply to tammons, Jul 29, 2011

tammons wrote:

I was under the impression that pixel binning was built into the architecture of the image chip, IE use 4 adjacent sensors to create one pixel. In the case of Sigma that would be actually 12 sensors to create one pixel, but from what I understand that design is patented and not available to Sigma at this point.

Um, it's part of the Foveon's architecture and always has been... so whilst I'm not saying that the patent issue you mention is wrong (never heard it before?), it's definitely part of what a Foveon chip can do, and how the camera achieves the low resolution mode I believe.

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