full-frame sensor

Definition: Type of CCD photo-detector in which charge from an exposure must be cleared off the entire CCD before it can be exposed again. * There is no shift register built into individual detectors, therefore a mechanical shutter is required to blank off the detector during read-out. * Lack of a shift register improves sensitivity and reduces need for micro-lenses to improve light gathering. Nonetheless, modern designs use micro-lenses to maximise light collection.

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