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Can Someone Explain This To Me? Pixel Question  
User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 893 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

I am a total photography novice and I'm just curious if someone can descibe this to me in the most basic broken down form. This is regarding the camera I just bought, why would a 10.1 Megapixel digital camera have almost 10.4 million total pixels and only have 10.1 million useable or effective pixels?

• 10.37 million pixels total
• 10.10 million effective pixels

Just curious,
Thanks for any help.

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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Try this, it may help!


Take care

Fergul  sun 

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3905 times:
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The total pixel count is what is generated on the sensor, but not are not made up as part of the image. Effective pixels are the actual pixel count used to create an image, basically you don't have the "image" going to the edge of the sensor.

User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

The pixels "left over" are used to de-mosaic the edges of the image.

You will notice no quality difference between an image of 10.37mp and one of 10.10mp.

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