A week plus with the SD1 (long.....very long)

Started Jul 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
richard stone Senior Member • Posts: 2,942
Re: A week plus with the SD1 (long.....very long)


Thanks for posting these excellent images.

My first reaction is that the images look very crisp and interesting, and, as you say, the new sensor produces a different, flatter, image from the previous cameras. That it is different is not really very surprising. Those who prefer or expect the more vivid colors from the earlier cameras will be disappointed. Of course, part of it could be the grey skies and fog.

My second thought is that what we may be seeing is an illustration of diminishing returns, something along the lines of a sigmoid or "S" shaped curve, where we (meaning Sigma and Canon and all the rest, and the consumers) are simply getting near what can be captured by a DSLR camera and shown on a screen. The SD1 is better than the SD15, and maybe even close to a Medium format, but how much better, and in what uses will the improvement show?

Thanks again,


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