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Higher resolution with BW setting on a SDC 435?

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#1 Zoomster

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:37 AM

I was curious if using the black and white mode on the Samsung SDC 435 yields better resolution, I usually shoot in color but would love to know anyone's experience using black and white.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:54 AM

Nope. The camera is natively color. All you're doing when going to B&W is striping the color out of the video.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

All the pixels make the luminance (monochrome) image eg Max resolution. Colour extracted from 2x2 block of pixels eg a 'soft' image overlaid onto luminance for a sharp coloured image.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:37 PM

So as Dan and Maurice have described the native resolution isn't improved but you may find on small objects that working in B/W mode is sometimes preferable. There appears to be less noise in B/W (there really isn't less noise, it just looks that way I believe because of how our eyes respond to different colors) and that allows some finer details to be more easily viewed.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

Removing the IR filter helps a lot. After that the Sammy 435 is a great "bang for the buck" cam.






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