Dynamic Range

The dynamic range of a Camera represents the range of light intensities that a camera can capture accurately. It is the difference between the brightest and darkest parts of an image that can be captured without losing details.

Learned while going through the specifications of a camera like this one when building my VR Headset.

Through Peiliang, I really understand what dynamic range is about.

  • Standard is to have 8-bit pixels, so you have values that the image can take on, but if you want more information, you can have 12-bit, 16-bit or even 20-bit cameras

This means that the pixels can take on a wider range of values.