more pixels are better!

Started Dec 14, 2008 | Discussions thread
John Sheehy Forum Pro • Posts: 25,903
Re: more pixels are better!

Ehrik wrote:

John Sheehy wrote:

Statistically, of course, hardware 2-> 1 binning can reduce
image-level read noise by up to 29%. That assumes 2 pixels with the
same sensitivity; I'm not clear on whether Fuji does this.

I don't understand where the 29% comes from. I would have expected 19%
(2^(1/4)).

Say there is 4 electrons of read noise.

If you do the hardware bin of two pixels into one, the total charge has a read noise of 4 electrons. If you bin them in software, the read noise is the square root of 4 squared plus 4 squared, or the square root of 32, or 5.66. 4 is 29% less than 5.66.

I say thanks in advance for the explanation (not to waste
a post by a "thanks [nt]").

Don't you just love it when a hot thread is approaching 150, and the "thanks" and "Bump"s start flying around!

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