A thought about Quattro: Is it possible to do the pixel binning outside the camera?

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maple Veteran Member • Posts: 3,169
A thought about Quattro: Is it possible to do the pixel binning outside the camera?

It was understood from one of the interviews that Quattro actually has the same number of physical pixels in all the layers. It just bins the pixels 2x2 in the mid and bottom layers. I wonder whether it is technically possible to leave the binning to SPP. That would bring out great potentials the sensor may actually have. And it would put to an end all the arguments about micro contrast which is better.

The user would be in total control of the final result as he likes. He can choose to bin 4:1 for both the bottom and mid layers as the Quattro cameras do now, or 4:1 for bottom and 2:1 for mid layer, or 4:1 for all the layers, or no binning at all, all to his taste and liking, or according to how good the data is. It would be a fun camera to have. You can have your image look classic Foveon, or wood carving as the Merrill renders it, or hybrid between Bayer and Foveon, all to your heart’s content.

But since it is not done in this way, I guess it’s unrealistic.

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