DP3M vs NEX 7

Started May 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
dmaclau Senior Member • Posts: 2,841
an often asked question...but a good one.

Sigma cameras don't have the latest ergonomic greatness as other cameras.  I learned that 6 years ago (or so) when I bought my DP1.  Along with others I often wonder why they couldn't have done one thing or the other better.

Sigma cameras use the Foveon sensor.  It's a different look.  Over the years I've read many peoples "proof" that these images are no different from their bayer sensor images.   By upsizing a bayer image and downsizing a foveon...no.  Wait.  I got that backwards.  Perhaps it's upsizing the foveon and sideways sizing the bayer...or mid sizing both, turning three times and jumping backwards.  Bottom line the images are different.  Like em or don't.  The only way to get a foveon image is with a foveon sensor.

After years of frustration, and increasingly poor customer service with a camera which wasn't their newest, I searched for greatness in other places.  Olympus also seems to have a different color signature, and Fuji.  The Fuji X-100 is one of the sweetest digital cameras I've owned.  Then one day recently I needed to retrieve an old DP1 image and so opened that library for the first time in years.  Oh My.  I had forgotten.  This week my DP3M arrived.  Yes, Sigma has improved the ergonomics but I still need to work twice as hard for an image ... but those images.  Wow!


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