Pixel shape - any advantage in 'non-square'?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by SS, Jun 12, 2006.

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    SS Guest

    When you zoom and zoom in to a digital photo eventually you can see square
    pixels, but would there be any advantage in 'rounding off' to something like
    hexagonal shape? I believe this applies to Fuji sensors but what about
    displaying as well as recording data in this format? I may be barking up the
    wrong tree here but its just a point to discuss. I suppose at normal viewing
    you would not notice any difference anyway.
    SS, Jun 12, 2006
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    SimonLW Guest

    Aliasing would certainly be less of an issue with a hex pattern layout even
    if the cells are not actually hexagonal themselves. Sensor readout would
    likely be still horizontal and vertical registers, but an algorithm would
    need to be employed to deal with the spatial displacement. A triangular
    matrix offers the same 3 basic angles and would have wedge shaped sensors.
    This might benefit the layout of the electronics at each sensor site. As
    sensor resolution increases, I see less and less need for a hex/tri layout.
    SimonLW, Jun 13, 2006
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