Pixel binning on the SD1

Started Jul 29, 2011 | Discussions thread
richard stone Senior Member • Posts: 2,914
Re: Pixel binning on the SD1

There are several benefits from the binning, including a much higher speed of shot to shot performance and much lower use of memory.

As for better performance in low light, it works and it helps. One stop? That is conservative, in my view. You may lose fine detail, but then, is fine detail what we are looking for in high ISO shots? Do Bayer images at high ISO retain all the fine detail? Was the fine detail going to show up in the print anyway?

Just like downsizing? I generally wonder if anyone actually does that.

From a very personal perspective, the images from the low setting can look just excellent, and very smooth and clear. I know everyone on this forum, myself included, gets caught up by the detail and the look that can be captured by the Foveon sensor, but there's more to good and appealing images than that.

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