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Old Jun 16, 2002, 3:36 PM   #1
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Default imagers and pixels

Until Steve, in the thread about digicams quality, explained why pixels aren't everything and that there are such considerable differences in size between imagers, I hadn't paid much attention to these things.

Now I'm getting more curious. I think I read somewhere that my Olympus C2100UZ has 'square' pixels. What significance does this have? Is square better than round or whatever other shape they're made in?
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Old Jun 16, 2002, 9:11 PM   #2
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I suspect they mean square as opposed to rectangular pixels. I'm not aware of any CCDs where the pixels don't match the aspect ratio of the image area and that square pixels are pretty much unisal.

The only place I've heard the term is in compter monitors. In the late jurrasic period before VGA IBM's top of the line display EGA had a display resolution of 350 scan lines by 640 pixels which did not match the 3:4 ratio of the physical screen.
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