Memory Card Speed

Card manufacturers often focus upon speed when pricing and marketing their products and, for some photographers, the data read and write speeds are important performance characteristics.

Aliasing: should you be concerned about jaggies?

The term ‘aliasing’ is a general term applied to signal processing. It refers to an effect that causes different signals to become indistinguishable (or aliases of one another) when sampled. In imaging, it’s often observed as ‘jaggies’, which appear as steps along what should be a continuous line or edge. These are caused by pixel structure. Aliasing can also produce moire, when fine lines appear to ripple due to the interference.