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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 7/17/2018 3:31:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/17/2018 8:02:26 PM EST

What we perceive as light is many (many) billions of photons hitting our eyes at once. (One estimate is that when we’re looking at a clear blue sky, about 3 x 10^14 photons per second are entering each eye. That’s 300,000,000,000,000, or 300,000 billion photons per second!)
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The final step is to transmit the numbers measured by the A/D converters to the image processing engine. The trick here is getting the data to the processor fast. In the case of the D850, with 45 million pixels, 14 bits per pixel and 9 frames/second with the accessory grip, that amounts to 5.7 billion bits per second, or 716 megabytes/second. That’s a serious load of data.
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Link Posted: 7/18/2018 8:50:24 PM EST
Yup, that was a really cool read. The comments on petapixel, diyphoto, and NikonRumors are full of the usual hilarity though.

I had no idea Nikon went that 'all out' on their design research.
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