Resolution of the D800E

How is the outstanding resolution of the D800E achieved?

With normal digital SLR cameras such as the D800, light coming through the lens is separated using a low-pass filter to reduce moiré and false color. With the D800E, the effects of the low-pass filter are removed, and the light is received by the image sensor at a single point, achieving higher-resolution images.

Ordinary OLPF: D800

(Ordinary OLPF: D800)

The original light and light separated in horizontal direction with the low-pass filter 1 are transmitted through the low-pass filter 2 with the wavelengths unchanged. The original light is transmitted as it is, and light separated with the low-pass filter 1 changes only direction vertically (two points are maintained). By converting polarized light into circularly polarized light with the wave plate, two points are divided into four points.

OLPF (effects removed): D800E

OLPF(effects removed):D800E

By employing optical glass, the original light and the light separated in a vertical direction with low-pass filter 1 is transmitted through low-pass filter 2 with the same optical path length. The low-pass filter 2 changes the direction of the separated light to the opposite side to revert to the original optical path, and the combined light is transmitted to the image sensor as a single point.

Resolution of the D800E (comparison with the D800)

Resolution of the D800E (comparison with the D800)

The D800E reproduces the fine details of subjects with higher definition than the D800, allowing sharper rendering with a sense of depth.

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