Exposure control in a raw developer: misnomer?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 58,594
Re: Absolutely correct.

Great Bustard wrote:

dosdan wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

except inasmuch as some sensors have less read noise at higher ISO settings.

That may be sloppy terminology too. Sensor read noise does not change at different gains (except perhaps in Aptiva variable sensitivity sensors) , but the contribution of ADC noise to the total RN can be affected by analogue gain in the PGA.

I think recent Exmor "sensors" have tightly integrated PGA & ADC stages "on-chip". What should these devices be called? Sensors? Sensor systems? Imaging systems?

I suppose it comes down to what you class as a sensor these days, with assemblies replacing individual components.


I have always used "sensor" to mean "sensor and supporting hardware", but I suppose I should spell it out each time.

Sensor, supporting hardware and digital signal processing.

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