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Old June 14th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #1
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New Low Light Filter

a big impact on all aspects of low light photography

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070614/...w_light_photos
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Old June 14th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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Very interesting--I wonder if it works out, and many major and minor point-and-click and DSLR manufacturers jump on it, if it could go to the pro and consumer video market.

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Old June 14th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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fascinating, but it comes at a cost: color resolution:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0706/07...akhighsens.asp
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Old June 14th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #4
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That's perfect for the cell phone market: sell the phones with sensors of increased pixel count, 8-12 MPixels but deliver images that are similar in quality to those of the sensors with lower pixel counts. Brilliant !! That trick has been working on us Bayer sensor users for years.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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That's not a tradeoff I'm into, personally. I suppose it's cool for point & shoots for some folks, though.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #6
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I don't really see this helping out very much for 3 chip cameras since 3 chip cameras don't use a bayer pattern anyways. This is only really going to help single chip consumer devices. I doubt even a highend single chip camera such as Red would want to use this since for film production pixel color accuracy is more important then low light shooting since lights can be added to a shoot.

Personally I would not want a camera with this because I wouldn't want chroma detail to get any worse. I can't add chroma detail to the camera if I want but I sure can add lights.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #7
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I don't understand why this would be an unacceptable trade-off. It's chroma subsampling, something digital video has used successfully for a while now (as well as NTSC).

I agree that this is only a benefit for single-chip cameras.

See http://1000nerds.kodak.com/
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