Pixel density - can the playing field be leveled???

Started Jun 6, 2009 | Discussions thread
ejmartin Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Re: A little discretion please!

Humphrey Nash wrote:

just about all the light reaches the photosensitive area due to the microlenses

Please don't tell Sony about this since they have just developed a back-illuminated sensor design to capture more light they think is blocked by electronic elements.

According to Joe W

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1038&message=20117069&q=backilluminated&qf=m

the issue is not the fill factor but other aspects of the layering of the chip.

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