Sigma’s ownership of Foveon sensor – greatest loss for the photographic world

Started Sep 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
KM Legacy Senior Member • Posts: 1,955
Re: Sigma’s ownership of Foveon sensor – greatest loss for the photograph

Paying $1000 buck for basically just the sensor and the lens in front of it (no matter how good either of them are individually, or together) won't ultimately cut it with what the best of the rest in compact digital imaging have to offer..

Did you look at the Luminous Landscape review of the DP2M? That lens+sensor just happens to beat any other APS-C camera, including the 24 MP Sony NEX-7, for low-ISO IQ. (I suspect it would embarrass most FF cameras also.) When I was lugging around bulky medium film cameras only about a decade ago, the prospect of having a tiny camera which could give similar IQ at lower cost, with instant review and all the other advantages of digital, would have seemed like heaven. A lot of the greatest pictures ever made were taken with cameras far slower than a Sigma. But if you just want a generic camera with all kinds of gimmicky "special effects" and the ability to shoot lots of inferior images quickly, and you want to be able to boast that your camera has the latest & greatest specs, then the Sigma DP is not for you.

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