Merrill sensored cameras ARE 30MP luminance equivalents to 30MP cameras!

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
MOD Kendall Helmstetter Gelner Forum Pro • Posts: 19,944
Re: Not really possible

ilsiu wrote:


I think your point #4 is a very good reason why we won't see this happening. To compete in this space, more than top level IQ is needed. Competitors offer features like in body stabilization, advanced live view, lightning quick CDAF and I don't think Sigma has demonstrated a body with any of those features (please correct me if that's not the case). And if Sigma can't do this for less than ~$1000 I don't think they'll be competitive.

Exactly, Sigma cannot yet produce a camera to compete in that space at the price required, especially not when people are still thinking in terms of bayer MP.

They are pretty close on AF though.  In the area of contrast AF they are not really behind any system but Nikon now in terms of speed, and it's quite accurate which is more important.  I'm also not sure any other system lets you tweak AF parameters as much as Sigma does - between fast vs accurate, and the greater degree of focus range modes.

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