If you've decided on Coolpix A instead of X100s, please share your thinking.

Started Mar 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Daniel Lauring
Daniel Lauring Veteran Member • Posts: 9,343
Re: 28mm and no AA, check your shooting habits

Ariston wrote:

thanks. I'm aware that Nikon is not using a Foveon sensor but a Sony for the D800 (which I have). of course there is not argument that the advantage is at High ISO. one of the reasons that I got curious about the DP2M is the perceived detail and resolution at supposedly 36MP? the DR is only a small part of it but so far from what I see, it does look to be impressive even by not looking at the numbers. from what I think, it excels with the highlights since Foveon seems to excel with available broader spectrum of light as opposed to the Sony which excels in the shadows. I think this makes sense.

anyway, the recent price drop is really tempting but quite gives me some mixed feelings as to possible limitations that comes with it. I wouldn't mind getting it immediately for $300 though.

36Mp was Sigma's original claim, since then people have proven the actual "Bayer" equivalent is closer to 24-26Mp and Sigma has even adopted that number in some literature.

I would love to try a DP2M but my price point is closer to yours...maybe $450 max...not the $800 it is currently discounted to.  I've been really impressed with the sharpness and detail and lack of color smearing in Foveon photos.

Huff on the DP2M

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