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NCJ Number: 200805 Find in a Library
Title: Four-Thirds Digital Camera Standard
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:30  Issue:6  Dated:June 2003  Pages:136-139
Author(s): Herb Blitzer
Editor(s): Ronnie Garrett
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 4
Type: Test/Measurement
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines a new purposed standardized design for lenses and sensor chips for digital cameras called the Four-Thirds Standard (4/3) and the potential benefits to law enforcement in the field.
Abstract: The Eastman Kodak Company of New York, in conjunction with the Olympus Optical Company, Ltd. of Japan, developed a new concept in design standards for lenses and sensor chips for digital cameras. This new purposed standard is called the Four-Thirds Standard (4/3). Its purpose is to establish a lens design standard optimized for digital cameras that will support production of interchangeable lenses by a number of lens manufacturers. The objectives of the new design would increase lens/sensor performance and minimize size and cost. The proposed standard will have the effect of standardizing the size of chips used in digital cameras. The indications are that the new 4/3 lens and chip system will give improved performance, lower cost, smaller lenses and cameras, and less weight for the photographer at the scene or potential crime scene. For law enforcement, the 4/3 lens format will be a distinct advantage with a lower kit cost, easier handling in the field, and pound-for-pound better photographic performance.
Main Term(s): Camera technology
Index Term(s): Evidence identification; Films; Photography; Photography techniques; Police equipment
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