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The advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II for super-high-resolution images

HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR
Aperture: F11 ; Shutter speed: 1/120 sec. ; Exposure compensation: +0.7EV ; ISO sensitivity: 100 ; White balance: Daylight ; Custom image: Vibrant ; Pixel Shift Resolution: On (Motion Correction function: On)

A PENTAX technology to produce high-quality images beyond the power of total pixels

PENTAX's Pixel Shift Resolution System II* is the super-solution technology which realizes image resolving power and color reproduction far better than that of the conventional Bayer system. By taking advantage of the camera's SR II mechanism, it captures four images of the same scene by slightly shifting the image sensor for each image, obtaining all RGB color data from each pixel, then synthesizing them into a single, super-high-resolution composite image. It not only improves image resolving power, but also prevents the generation of false color, reduces high-sensitivity noise, and greatly improves image quality.

■ Pixel Shift Resolution System conceptual diagram

  • 1Light
  • 2Color information obtained
  • 3CMOS image sensor receiver
  • 4Motion of sensor
  • 5Each pixel obtains color and brightness information of every RGB

  • When using this system, the user is advised to stabilize the camera firmly on a tripod during shooting, and set the drive mode to self-timer or remote control, or use the mirror lock-up function.
  • The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is on the move or camera shake occurs.

RAW-format filing compatibility

The images captured by the Pixel Shift Resolution System can be saved as RAW-format files. You can develop these files within the camera body while adjusting various parameters or turning the Pixel Shift Resolution effect on and off to create the desired image.

Motion Correction function
An effective tool in outdoor shooting

When shooting an image with the Pixel Shift Resolution System, you can select the Motion Correction function. When this function is activated, the camera automatically detects the amount of subject motion during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesis process.*

  • Movement may not be sufficiently corrected when the subject is moving in certain directions and/or patterns. This function does not guarantee that the movement will be properly corrected for all subjects.

Innovative Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode
Greater flexibility in handheld shooting NEW

In addition to conventional shooting modes, the Pixel Shift Resolution System II features a new Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode*, an innovative technology that takes advantage of slight fluctuations of the subject's position during handheld shooting. The camera closely analyzes four captured images and detects camera shake during handheld shooting before synthesizing them into a super-high-resolution composite image.** By combining this mode with the camera's SR II mechanism, you can use the advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II more flexibility, even in difficult shooting conditions such as shooting at poorly lit locations or without using a tripod.

  • When using a tripod, the user is advised not to activate the Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode.
  • ** Captured images may not be properly synthesized and cause mosaic noise with certain subjects or under certain shooting conditions. By capturing images in the RAW or RAW+ format, the user can develop the images unsuitable for the synthesizing process as normal RAW-format images within the camera body.

■ Synthesizing Image of Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode

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