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Color shift problem with 330GS

When I tested a 330GS before returning it, I noticed that if your take a picture of a cloudy sky or white wall, one side of the image can be seen to be slightly green. It happens all the time, it's just more obvious when the background is neutral.

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Re: Color shift problem with 330GS

This is because the RGB filters in the camera are not perfect, and there is no one "green" colour. The green pixels pick up a wide band of colours, and are somewhat sensitive even to red and blue, especially near where green shades into red.

Posted on Feb 15, 2006

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