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Old April 23rd, 2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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PDX10 View finder resolution, confused

Read thru the manual, the specs says, view finder is some 230k pixels, 1120x220.
I think the DV native at 720x480, so for 230k is it more realistic at 600x400 ish? at 1120x220, it's too much more for horizon, but no enough resolution for virtical, any thoughts?
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 10:52 PM   #2
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Must be a typo.
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Old April 24th, 2004, 12:08 AM   #3
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typo? Not likely, just check the 950 manual, it's 1120x220 too, very interesting...
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Does it say that in the manual? My PDX-10 manual does not list the resolution of the BW viewfinder at all in the specs, it merely says "Electric Viewfinder (B&W)". But it lists the LCD screen as having a resolution of 1120x220 or 246,000 pixels. Now the PDX-10 brochure on Sony's website lists the viewfinder as "180,000 dot black and white LCD".

In expressing the specs for the color LCD in this fashion I believe you need to divide the horizontal resolution by 3 to account for the RGB dots, and doing so would give you about a 373 x 220 resolution. Now I assme the pixels are not square as well, and that would put us somewhere in the ballpark of half the resolution of the camera's 720x480 resolution (eg: 1/4 of the pixels).

The viewfinder is a grayscale LCD and it's actually higher res than the color screen since we need to divide its pixel count by 3, effectively lowering it to 82,000 pixels which is less than half that of the BW viewfinder.

There are several threads in another forum about using external LCD monitors, and even the very expensive 5" and 7" screens don't offer more than 240 lines of vertical resolution, so I think this is pretty common.
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