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Old September 15th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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XL2 CCD Dimensions?

Anybody know the height & width of the XL2's chip(s)—just one—in millimeters?

I can find the height & width in pixels. I can find the diagonal in millimeters & inches.

I've searched the XL2 manual, this thread, this forum, other fora, Canon's website and the web generally, to no avail.

… anybody?

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Old September 15th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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Well, for one thing, the chips are CCD's, not CMOS.

As for the height and width: can't you just do a little basic high-school algebra to figure out the dimensions based on the diagonal measurement and the 4:3 AR of the chips?

Just out of curiosity, why do you need to know this anyway?
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Old September 15th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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Well, for one thing, the chips are CCD's, not CMOS.
As for the height and width: can't you just do a little basic high-school algebra to figure out the dimensions based on the diagonal measurement and the 4:3 AR of the chips?
Just out of curiosity, why do you need to know this anyway?
1. CCDs, yes, thanks. Call them "chips" and we understand each other.

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As for the height and width: can't you just do a little basic high-school algebra to figure out the dimensions based on the diagonal measurement and the 4:3 AR of the chips?
This might help...

http://www.dvinfo.net/canonxl2/articles/article06.php


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Old September 15th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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Thanks, Greg. I remember when Chris posted that. It doesn't give the dimensions I want, which are proving elusive.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #6
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The width and height of the imaging area only, or the entire face of the chip?
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Imaging area, please. I thought you'd pop up.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #8
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It's *roughly* 4.8mm by 3.6mm. From that you'll have to do some basic math to account for the unused pixel area above and below the 16:9 active portion. Best I can offer here, sorry.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #9
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Addition and subtraction I can do. Did you measure it by hand or do you have a reference for that?
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