Secrets of the Foveon look

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP guzzibreva1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,060
This test says the same thing

It now becomes apparent why the DP1's colours looks darker, bolder: it's because its colour in near-white areas is more accurate. This confirms the theory we proposed at the beginning. This data suggests that the Foveon does not have higher dynamic range per se (in the sense of the difference of intensity between the pure-black and the pure-white point), but rather, that it produces more faithful colours in highlights, and therefore, that it overexposes more gracefully. In other words, the Foveon overexposes as quickly, but the near-overexposure is rendered more naturally, and hence, overexposure looks more like "just very damn bright" rather than "badly washed out". Boris van Schooten

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