Sigma’s ownership of Foveon sensor – greatest loss for the photographic world

Started Sep 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sigma’s ownership of Foveon sensor – greatest loss for the photograph
In reply to flektogon, Sep 7, 2012

Sigma took a major risk in pushing Foveon sensors and, if any of the major players had any interests in the sensor, they could easily have bought it insead of Sigma. I know at least some of the major sensor manufacturers (Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Samsung) have patents for such stacked sensors. If they have not released them yet, it's either because they believe the quality is not there yet (ISO being the main battlefiled nowadays) or that the cost is too high for the,.

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