Sigma Cinema camera

Started Sep 29, 2012 | Discussions
petr marek
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Sigma Cinema camera
Sep 29, 2012

with Merrills internals... Only 3mpx stills, but the best 3 megapixels you can imagine... Large photodiodes, clean high ISO, widest dynamic range and 5x faster than Merrills. Like Blackmagic cinema camera shooting RAW 2,5K video as a group of pictures, here you have it full HD, but x3, literally.

If Sigma can implement video from Foveon and especially in RAW x3f, it would have absolutely no competition! No interpolation, no moire, absolute sharpness, natural tonality with widest dynamic range available. With M43 mount you can use in addition to great and small M43 lenses any lens you can imagine with adaptors (any DSLR lenses, old manual lenses, rangefinder lenses Leica, Voigtlander etc.)
Would you buy it?

Paul Petersen
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In reply to petr marek, Sep 30, 2012

That would be cool but I have proffered before that a 1.5 cropped sized sensor set with a 2X 1080P resolution with and bonus on vertical to fill out 3:2 DSLR aspect.

This would give a 9.7MP still resolution that is more than enough for most folks. Plus would allow for 4:1 pixel binning for awesome SNR for 1080P video.
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Kendall Helmstetter Gelner
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In reply to petr marek, Sep 30, 2012

petr marek wrote:

with Merrills internals... Only 3mpx stills, but the best 3 megapixels you can imagine... Large photodiodes, clean high ISO, widest dynamic range and 5x faster than Merrills. Like Blackmagic cinema camera shooting RAW 2,5K video as a group of pictures, here you have it full HD, but x3, literally.

If Sigma can implement video from Foveon and especially in RAW x3f, it would have absolutely no competition! No interpolation, no moire, absolute sharpness, natural tonality with widest dynamic range available. With M43 mount you can use in addition to great and small M43 lenses any lens you can imagine with adaptors (any DSLR lenses, old manual lenses, rangefinder lenses Leica, Voigtlander etc.)
Would you buy it?

The quirky nature of it appeals to me a lot more than the constantly wished for removable lens DP cameras, which I have no desire for...

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Joerg V
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In reply to petr marek, Sep 30, 2012

Would you buy it?

No.

My target is landscape and 3mpx (no matter how good they were) won't offer enough resolution.

Nice rendering/mock up btw.

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