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Ever wondered what a corner view of the image sensor magnified 350x with a Scanning Electron Microscope looks like? Wonder no more. Can't get enough magnification? Here is a view magnified at 3500x.
These tilted images show the micro-lenses making up each pixel of the full frame sensor.
The second image shows that these pixels are well-spaced, demonstrating why not all pixels are created equal. The large size and ample gaps between pixels allows room for metal signal lines to move each pixel's data without blocking light to the individual photocathode sensors.
Interesting enough, the image sensor in the D600 is manufactured by Sony.
Thank you Chipworks for the amazing pictures! If you want to read more on the Sony sensor, check out their full post on the subject.
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