Canon 7d-ii rumor: multi-layer sensor a'la Foveon

Started Aug 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
HBowman Senior Member • Posts: 1,237
Re: Canon 7d-ii rumor: multi-lawyer sensor a'la Foveon

If Canon come with a foveon like sensor, be sure it will be better in every way than the actual foveon. First, it will handle ISO and second, every raw developers will support it. They can't go other way around.

That said, I do not know if it will be a true 3 layers sensor. I do not know if Foveon patents are in public domain yet. If yes, others can use it. If no, they can circumnavigate it.

I think every one here know that if a big manufacturer such as Sony, Nikon, Canon or even fuji, come with an ironed 3 layers sensor, it will kill the SIGMA niche forever.

We know this multi layer story from Canon since a long time now. They have more resources than SIGMA, more engineers. If they really did it... they took time and efforts to develop it perfectly unlike SIGMA.

The 7D being an APS-C, if featured with such a sensor, nobody with a sane brain would even venture to buy an SD1 nor any Sigma DSLR. Let say that if they can come close to 80% in IQ compared to actual SIGMA IQ at base ISO, the jump is mandatory.

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