Fr.: pixel mort
Of a → CCD detector, a pixel that is not sufficiently active.
Fr.: pixel chaud
Of a → CCD detector, a pixel that has higher charge loss. Hot pixels are a type of noise affecting almost every CCD camera. They are caused by small contamination or production faults in the CCD sensor area.
The smallest useful element of image information.
From pix, plural of pic, short for → picture + el, from → element.