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Doug
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« on: March 03, 2004, 12:03:46 PM »
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Effective pixels are the actual number of non-interpolated pixels in the final image.
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Graham Welland
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2004, 08:02:27 AM »
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I'd go with that definition but it is more complex in reality.

The effective pixel count is that after sensor interpolation and processing from the Bayer pattern (or similar for Fovean etc) that transforms physical sensor locations into pixels in an RGB image. There isn't always a 1:1 correlation - it may be more or less. For example, Nikon D1X physical sensor is 5.33 million sensor locations that are interpolated in the Y axis and processed from a greater number of sensor locations in the X axis resulting in 5.89 million pixels (effective pixel count). Similarly D2H has 4.26 photo detectors for 4.0 million pixels, Canon 1DII has 8.5m for 8.2m pixels, etc.

For a better description try: Effective pixel description
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Graham
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004, 07:41:53 AM »
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Can anyone help clarify what is meant by the term "effective pixels"?   How does this different than the total megapixels a camera claims it has as its resolution.  For example, the Canon D60, 10D, 300D all sell as 6 MP cameras, but their effective pixel count may be more or less than 6 MP.

Thanks to all!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2004, 08:01:20 AM »
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double post .... don't see how to remove.
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Graham
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2004, 10:04:04 AM »
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THANKS, Graham.  The link helps make this clear.  Appreciate the time again.
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