Pixel binning is when adjacent pixels are added together to form a superpixel. This is happens through software control. Pixel binning increases the sensitivity of the chip. The signal to noise ratio will increase because the effects of individual photons or electrons will be reduced.
Charge Coupled Device: When an image is taken, the CCD is struck by light coming through the camera's lens. Each of the thousands or millions of tiny pixels that make up the CCD convert this light into electrons. The number of electrons, usually described as the pixel's accumulated charge, is measured, then converted to a digital value. This last step occurs outside the CCD, in a camera component called an analog-to-digital converter.
The ProgRes® C14plus cameras utilize color-co-site sampling to gather more relevant information from the specimen being observed. This extra information is used to examine the finest structures and measures the full true color information of the specimen, thus increasing spatial resolution.
Interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer, frequently used by personal computers, as well as in digital audio, digital video, automotive, and aeronautics applications.
The refresh rate is the number of times (or speed) a display's image is repainted or refreshed per second. The refresh rate is expressed in hertz so a refresh rate of 75 means the image is refreshed 75 times in a second.
Is a method of numerical mathematics. Each pixel is only able to detect one color - red, green or blue. A camera that utilizes interpolation would capture an image and record one color for each pixel. If a pixel is missing, a math formula is calculated (or interpolated) to determine that pixel's color based on the values of the neighboring pixels.
A filtering device that permits only those components in the frequency domain whose frequencies lie between two critical values to pass through with little attenuation, all other components being attenuated. See also band-stop filter, low-pass filter, high-pass filter.
A standard for compressing image data developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group, hence the name JPEG. Strictly speaking, JPEG is not a file format, it's a compression method that is used within a file format, such as the EXIF-JPEG format common to digital cameras. It is referred to as a lossy format, which means some quality is lost in achieving JPEG's high compression rates. Usually, if a high-quality, low-compression JPEG setting is chosen on a digital camera, the loss of quality is not detectable to the eye.
A very small photograph requiring enlargement to bring out the details. Moire - An undesirable pattern that appears when a graphic image is displayed or printed with an inappropriate resolution. Moiré patterns are difficult to predict because they result from a complex combination of parameters: the size of the image, resolution of the image, resolution of the output device, halftone screen angle, etc.ines created by Noise - An unwanted grain pattern in an image often caused by slow shutter speeds and high ISO settings.
Photography of objects under a microscope. Such opaque objects as metal and stone may be ground smooth, etched chemically to show their structure, and photographed by reflected light with a metallurgical microscope.
The production or absorption of heat at the junction of two metals on the passage of a current. Heat generated by the passage of the current in one direction will be absorbed if the current is reversed. By cooling the sensor in a camera, the resulting image contains far less noise.