Continuation: Sensor Size, Present & Possibilities

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Difference w/o a useful distinction
In reply to Erik Magnuson, Apr 10, 2013

Erik Magnuson wrote:

So what if light shines on the sensor?  If using a lens with a larger image circle, light shines on parts of the mount throat outside of the image area as well.    If the sensor only reads out the subset of pixels that form the final output image size, what light falls elsewhere is rather unimportant as long as it's not reflected into the image area.

Some of the practical differences between case #2 and case #3 are:


For all of these, it's quite unimportant if the masking is physical or electronic.

I think that's what I've been saying all along.

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