In the new sensor pattern, half of the pixels are "panchromatic"--sensitive to all light frequencies. These pixels supply brightness information at higher sensitivity, which is important because human vision relies more on brightness and color for discerning fine details. Meanwhile, the red, green and blue pixels supply color information. As with the Bayer pattern, software reconstructs a full-color image with red, green and blue contributions to each pixel.
June 13, 2007 9:00 PM PDT
Photo by: Eastman Kodak
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