Not really 920,000 pixels.. :(

Started Sep 3, 2007 | Discussions thread
Phil Askey
Phil Askey Veteran Member • Posts: 9,822
Re: Not really 920,000 pixels.. :(

Actually you're wrong, all small LCD's are report 'dots' as 'pixels'. A single 'dot' can produce red, green or blue. Strictly speaking they should be refered to as sub-pixels. Each row has three times as many 'dots' as its actual resolution.

The EOS 40D display has 230,400 dots; 960 x 240 (Delta array layout)

The D300 display has 921,600 dots; 1920 x 480 (Stripe array layout)

Another way to think of it is 320x240xRGB or 640x480xRGB although this isn't strictly correct (as the RGB triplets are arranged horizontally).

In summary whichever way you look at it the D300's display has four times the resolution of a "230,000 pixel" LCD.

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