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Challenge for improving image quality of a digital still camera
Author(s): Kazuhiko Takemura; Kazuya Oda; Toru Nishimura; Hiroshi Tamayama; Yutaka Takeuchi; Tetsuo Yamada
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Paper Abstract

Digital still cameras are getting popular not only in the professional market but also in the consumer market. In recent years, the number of pixels employed in consumer digital still cameras is increasing dramatically, resulting in that over a half of the digital still cameras currently used in the market have over 2 mega pixels. As the number of pixels increases, the ability to depict fine details is improved steadily. Although the resolution is one of the important factors of image quality, current consumer digital cameras seem to have adequate pixels if the resultant image is to be displayed on a monitor or to be printed in small size. In this paper, first we review some important aspects to improve image quality of consumer digital still cameras. Then we propose our new conceptual CCD, which enables capture of a wider dynamic range. The new technology to realize a wider dynamic is introduced and new algorithm to utilize such dynamic range is described also.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5017, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications IV, (16 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498691
Show Author Affiliations
Kazuhiko Takemura, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kazuya Oda, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Toru Nishimura, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tamayama, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yutaka Takeuchi, Fujifilm Microdevices Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Tetsuo Yamada, Fujifilm Microdevices Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5017:
Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications IV
Nitin Sampat; Morley M. Blouke; Nitin Sampat; Ricardo J. Motta; Ricardo J. Motta, Editor(s)

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