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Old Jun 9, 2003, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default FinePix410 - 3.1 mega or 6?

This was quoted from Steve's site:

"The FinePix F410 uses Fujifilm's fourth-generation Super CCD HR (High Resolution) to capture still images at resolutions up to 2816 x 2120 (6.0 million recorded pixels) by way of its native 2048 x 1536 3.1 million pixel imager"

I'm confused. Is it 6 million pixels or 3.1?

What's the difference? Can someone please explain! Thanks!
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Old Jun 9, 2003, 12:55 AM   #2
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There are only 3 million pixels recorded by the CCD. But that's not the whole story.

With Fuji, you are dealing with a different kind of CCD than other brands. Whereas other CCDs are laid out in a grid, the Fuji Super-CCD (great marketing name) has light sensors laid out in a honeycomb pattern. Using this layout they are able to interpolate up to twice as many pixels than what is actually read.

The difference is real and noticeable at high magnification.
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