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Frederic Segard October 18th, 2004 05:47 PM

Pixel Shift on XL2
What is Pixel Shift, and what is its usefulness on the XL2?

Chris Hurd October 18th, 2004 06:14 PM

Pixel Shift is a Panasonic technology that's been around for awhile. The green CCD is physically offset in the horizontal axis by one half pixel. The process creates more sampling points per pixel and delivers better low light performance, reduced vertical smears, and a wider dynamic range. For more details see http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/con...4&modelid=7471.

Frederic Segard October 18th, 2004 07:18 PM

Thanks Chris!

Jeroen Barsingerhorn October 19th, 2004 02:33 AM

I'm sorry guys but if you offset the green ccd to, say the right, don't you get a loss of pixels on the left side? how would that be compensated and how does that create a wider dynamic range?

Chris Hurd October 19th, 2004 07:37 AM

The offset is one-half the width of a pixel. You can't even see that.

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