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

Started Sep 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Roland Karlsson Forum Pro • Posts: 24,852
Re: Yes and no

You have already got lots of good answers.

I agree with you that Sigma probably is not the best company to introduce a new sensor technology on the market. Their tries have been rather painful, and the success not so large.

But , they did it. No one else wanted to.

And the DP cameras are rather interesting. Small, and simple and high IQ. And good lenses.

The SD cameras on the other hand is a totally other business IMHO. The competition is much better at making such things. So - a Foveon sensor in a Canon, Nikon, Pentax or Sony DSLR would be very interesting.

And, of course, the compact mirrorless system cameras would be a fantastic base for a Foveon sensor.

In the best of worlds, the original Foveon company could have survived and delivered sensors, e.g. to Sigma, but also to anyone else that wanted it. But, the survival of Foveon was at stake.

And ... Sigma bought it! And ... lets thank them for that.

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