DP1, DP2 & DP3 color rendition: same or different? The truth revealed :)

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
vbd70
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Re: production dates and link: BobNL's white balance
In reply to SandyF, Mar 30, 2013

SandyF wrote:

Vieri, minor point for the record. The DP2Merrill was produced and released first; I have an 'early' one purchased in August 2012. The DP1Merrill came out some significant time afterwards. And of course the DP3Merrill was released recently.
As to any production differences ('innards') among them, other than the lens, really no one outside of Sigma/Foveon knows.

I note too that your test was done with one white balance..... as to how they differ in auto white balance, that's another issue. BobNL's studies have shown that white balance is significant. I'll try to find and link his thread.

Here's the article, I'll try to find the dpreview thread too

http://x3magazine.com/2013/02/26/not-all-white-balances-are-created-equal/

added: here's the dpreview discussion thread

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50938980

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Hey Sandy,

as far as I know, BOTH DP1 and DP2 Merrill were announced on DPReview February 8, 2012. Which one reached the dealers first, that I don't know - but announcement date is definitely the same.

See HERE for the DP1M and HERE for the DP2M announces here on DPR.

About WB, my test was aimed at seeing if there were any differences between the DP1, DP2 and DP3 Merrill, not at proving anything absolute about the colour rendition of any of these three cameras. Therefore, I thought using Auto WB, Flash WB and Custom WB were enough to see whether there were in fact differences or not. Of course, it is possible that - say - under incandescent WB there are NO differences at all between all cameras, but something tells me that this is not very likely.

Best,

Vieri

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