August 17, 2019
Not only can dividing pixel boost autofocus sensitivity, but also dynamic range.
When it comes to technology development, I love happy accidents. The features that appear, not because they were designed in, but because they just so happened to be a bonus. Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz would say he didn’t care what something was designed to do, but what it CAN do. And thanks to another patent application this week, we’ve come to learn a bonus to Canon’s Dual Pixel AutoFocus … and that’s the potential for increased dynamic range.