Simple question:

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Roland Karlsson
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Re: Simple question:
In reply to SigmaChrome, Jan 16, 2013

SigmaChrome wrote:

Are you sure the Foveon has to be a "low light//high iso performance" sensor? Can't it just be what it is? Or does it have be exactly the same as its Bayer competition?

My guess is that a miracle is needed for Foveon to compete with Bayer on high ISO. So, it is probably true that it has to compete on lower ISO, or maybe medium ISO. Whatever those are.

What it have to do is hard to tell. For many uses its OK with low ISO. The question is only how many that buys a low ISO camera. Some years ago medium format DSLR were low ISO - but I dont think they are any more.

Unfortunately, the Foveon chip also shows some problems at low ISO. It is noisy in the shadows.

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