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RAW files store 3 colors per pixel, or only one?

Ken Rockwell says that camera makers consider the individual R/G/B sensors when they talk about megapixels. So the image below would be a 6x6 pixel camera, not 3x3 as you would imagine. If that's ...
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Why is my camera drawing labyrinths on my photos?

On the photos where the lens flare is present, my Nikon D7000 is drawing strange labyrinth-looking artifacts. Here's an example. The first image is a screenshot of a little part of the original photo ...
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Strange pattern in picture

I took a picture this weekend with my Canon 450D, and I noticed an area with a strange pattern: What could possibly be causing this? Does it come from the sensor? Feels to me like it's the physical ...
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Megapixel number - how many sub pixels? [duplicate]

I read conflicting information about the megapixel - subpixel relationship when it comes to sensors in digital cameras. I read that megapixel is number of sub pixels and I also read megapixel is ...
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Pixels and Subpixels usage in TIFF and RAW

The first answer to this question says that when saving images in TIFF, each pixel holds three colors' data and because of that, the file is larger... and RAW only hold monochrome data in each ...
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How does demosaicing work in Fujifilm's new sensor for the X Pro-1?

Fujifilm has an innovative new sensor layout for the just-released X Pro-1 camera, which they say is "inspired by the natural random arrangement of the fine grains of silver halide in film": Since ...
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What are the benefits of CR2?

Once friend made few photos for me. Park, people have rest. Friend gave me photos. Every photo was in two formats - TIFF and CR2. TIFFs I use for editing, storage. From TIFFs I make JPEGs for blog. ...
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Why does the green gain affect the blue and red values on a CMOS sensor with individual gain control?

I'm taking pictures of little surfaces (5 x 5 Millimeters) in an experimental setup with an ids camera that contains a cmos sensor. Afterwards the pictures are split into the 3 color channels (red, ...
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Full well capacity

As I understood, the full well capacity is the maximum number of charges(photoelectrons) that can be stored in a pixel before a leakage to adjacent pixels and causing problems like blooming. In some ...
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How exactly do I use RawDigger to evaluate signal-to-noise?

I have a trial copy of RawDigger installed, and I understand that for my purposes I should shoot the same subject at different apertures to see if the SNR decreases at faster settings. But how ...