Demosaicing and bit dimensions

Started Nov 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Roland Karlsson Forum Pro • Posts: 27,409
Re: Demosaicing and bit dimensions

Mark Scott Abeln wrote:

OK, if we have a sensor that has, say, 16 megapixels, we expect that the final image produced also has 16 megapixels — one pixel per sensel, right?

While this seems common-sensical, are there practical mathematical reasons for a demosaicing algorithm to deliver another size, not mapping sensels to pixels 1:1? Not simply to resize, but because the it delivers superior results in one way or another?

I do believe the best you can do with a Bayer grid is to rotate it 45 degrees, and then use the green detectors as basis for the output. Then a 10 MP sensor becomes a 5 MP sensor, but a superior one. If you want to get as much as possible out of that rotated sensor, you might also make a 20 MP image.

Oops, Fuji already has done this! And they got heavily attacked when they tried the 20 MP trick. So, they were forced to output 10 MP from the 10 MP sensor, which, of course, is a very bad idea. So - they stopped making those sensors, as they were market wise impossible to sell.

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