New Sensor technology coming out in the next 18 months?

Started Dec 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Lin Evans
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Re: Bayer on the way out..

Hi Larry,

That depends on how you define "performance." For the landscape photographer, as well as for several other professional uses, the latest Foveon based Sigma cameras are "very" competitive.

I too use many other types of (CFA based) cameras including Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus, but I have yet to use one for landscapes which I would trade for my DP2 Merrill. The low ISO image quality is superb and this opinion has been voiced by numerous major publications and reviewers who have been astonished by the lens quality, resolution, micro-contrast, color, detail and enlargeability.

Best regards,


herebefore wrote:

Barry Fitzgerald wrote:

Nothing funny about it quite obvious that sensor technology will develop further, and there are obvious limitations to bayer (AA filter, colour interpolation) nice for the time, but time moves forward

Maybe you missed the patents by various makers for these new sensors, it would be quite silly to ignore that.



Sigma Foveons are "fun to play with" but they cant hold up against the performance almost every manufacturer gets from the Bayer Array, right now, real world.


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