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Fujifilm X-Pro1 smashes Bayer sensor image sharpne

MrSeb (471333) writes | more than 2 years ago

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MrSeb writes "There will be over 100 new cameras introduced at CES/PMA this week, but only a couple of them are notable. One of those is the Fujifilm X-Pro1, a viewfinder digital camera that looks to be squarely aimed at Leica. Once again Fujifilm has rocked the photo world by breaking with conventional wisdom. Almost all current model cameras — and those for the last 20 years — have been designed with an easy to manufacture and simple to process 2x2 matrix of green, red, and blue pixels known as the Bayer array — after Kodak imaging scientist Bryce Bayer. The design limitations of Bayer array cameras have meant that even though camera specs have been increasing in megapixels, real resolution has leveled out. Fujifilm has addressed this shortcoming with a novel 6x6 array of pixels, and judging by the image quality and sharpness of the X-Pro1 sample images — produced from a "small" APS-C sensor no less — Leica is probably rather worried at the moment."
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MrSeb (471333) | more than 2 years ago | (#38649190)

D'oh -- 'viewfinder' should be 'rangefinder'

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