OMD E-M1 vs Sony A-7, What's the Difference?

Started Oct 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Michael Kaufman
Michael Kaufman Senior Member • Posts: 2,714
Re: Lenses look about the same to me...

blue_skies wrote:

Ulric wrote:

CIZ is digital zoom, right? So the original 36 MP resolution becomes ~2 MP.

No, CIZ is a 'pattern enhancer'. It extrapolates the image information by using heuristics, and it can work surprisingly well. Some times it fails, but often it does work almost as good as high-end up-samplling software programs do - those do not extrapolate, but 'add' new data.

Arn't you just splitting hairs here? It might be very good at it, but ultimately, its just a mechanism for taking less information and programmatically filling in the blanks. Its still a digital zoom. Its just a somewhat smarter one.

On a related note, how do high-end up-sampling programs "add" new data?

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