ISO test of a $7000+ SD1

Started Aug 30, 2011 | Discussions thread
MOD Kendall Helmstetter Gelner Forum Pro • Posts: 19,941
Not so

mike earussi wrote:

Interesting, thanks for posting. For all its improvements the new Foveon chip is still too noisy to be used at high ISOs. Looks like it will remain a speciality tool for the forseeble future.

Actually, at this point finally the SD-1 is usable at what people generally consider higher ISO - 800 and 1600. Beyond that it does get noisier but is not unusable at 3200, 6400 would be OK for something to be used on the web or possibly a B&W print...

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