Sigma fp L camera reveal next week

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Re: Sigma fp L camera reveal next week

DMillier wrote:

SigmaChrome wrote:

SigmaChrome wrote:

digi2ap wrote:

Thanks digi2ap.

I have absolutely no idea what to make of that information. Two "sources".

Source 1: "SIGMA fp L use a special pixel type effective 60.75 megapixels sensor named IMX513BQR from sony-semiconductor to replace the unstable Foveon X3 sensor."

Wow! I have heard many derogatory descriptions of the Foveon X3 sensor, but never "unstable". I guess that means it might explode at any moment... Thank god they're not going to continue with it.

Source 2: "The newly CMOS sensor of sigma fp L has a CFA like the fujifilm’s Super CCD."

A "newly CMOS sensor"! Gasp-O-Matic!

Maybe we'll get some coherent information from a non-rumours source soon.

I really didn't get the feeling that Sigma was completely abandoning the Foveon basic design from Mr Yamaki's last video. Or did I miss something?

It may be that Sigma's new fp L is heading in the cinema-only direction and the next gen Foveon is still on the drawing board.

A quick search revealed this info.

And I've never heard of a Foveon sensor that looks like this.

Fuji do like experimenting with sensors. The superCCD did use a rotated array. Then there was the clever EXR.


The original experiments with SuperCCD were aimed at not only reducing moiré but also increasing DR. That's why they were popular with wedding photographers.

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