CCD Cameras, eyes, and physics


This tech note was motivated by the question – how does the response of our eyes

differ from the response of a CCD camera sensor.

Using the data of a particular Hammamatsu CCD camera as an example,

we compared how silicon ‘sees’ to the photopic eye response

and compared both to a Planck black-body curve of a light at a particular

color temperature.


We don’t know what those lumps are in that CCD response curve – maybe some

strange reflection interference??

If you know – tell us!


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