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D60 redux

2002-03-01 16:47:29+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

I've been thinking a bit more about the Canon D60, and I'm wondering. Given that it's got a sensor that's 22.5 by 15 millimeters, that's about 135 sensors/mm. I need to go back through Image Clarity and do the math, but I'm starting to wonder if, at that size, given diffraction and such, all those pixels actually make any difference. Will even my good zooms be worth a damn, or will it only make sense if I switch to primes and always carry a tripod.

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#Comment made: 2002-03-01 17:28:45+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Considering that each pixel records only red, green, or blue, hell yeah, it makes a difference. :-P

#Comment made: 2002-03-01 17:40:11+00 by: TC

God is in the details (or was that the Devil). For someone that spent years working on a subpixle rendering engine, you ask silly questions ;)

#Comment made: 2002-03-01 18:01:42+00 by: Dan Lyke

Point on the color, Shadow. I've already noticed from the sample images that the D60 has an artifact on certain angle edges that I'd chalked up to cheap lens in my S100, but which appears to really be a function of the Bayer pattern and lines which lie along the green diagonal.

And Todd, I'm as aware of the follies of oversampling as I am undersampling. I'm starting to think a good film scanner might be the better choice.

#Comment made: 2002-03-01 19:29:16+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Ugh. I have a film scanner. It's a royal pain. Feeding, dust... A digicam is MUCH more convenient.

On the other hand, the film scanner has a higher potential for resolution, and the higher-end (though expensive) scanners have features that reduce the effects of dust. I think I'd still opt for the digicam.

#Comment made: 2002-03-02 19:50:17+00 by: meuon

I pawed the new, much improved over mine, Sony Cybershot(707). If I'd had a grand in my pocket for a toy, it would have been mine... It's got an awesome lens, and yes, even on my 2mp camera, a tripod or rest makes incredible picture improvements.

All it needs is an infrared remote (for super steady shots on a tripod) for it to be 'perfect'.

Anyone want an older, used, Cybershot? Maybe Annie (Step Daughter) would like it :)