What is holding Sigma back with the new Merril(s)?

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mujana Veteran Member • Posts: 7,477
Re: What is holding Sigma back with the new Merril(s)?

fusoexplorer wrote:

I think many have come to expect that modern cameras have high ISO abilities and video. If Sigma is concerned about the foveon sensor not working too well with high ISO above 400 in color and 800 in B&W why don’t they just eliminate the ability to go above 800? And why don’t they just eliminate video altogether?

Agree...being more of a "specialist" camera sets Sigma Foveon apart anyway. Might as well emphasize  this and show the best of the best IQ. Only IQ, nothing else.

Years ago when I bought a camera you would pick a film to put in the camera and it was generally 50-100 iso sensitivity. Occasionally I would buy a 400 ISO film. And for video which I didn’t buy or use it wasn’t even a thought about a combined camera because it didn’t even exist.
Why aren’t they going retro with a camera with a limited ISO no video but have a incredible full frame or even medium format foveon sensor? Would people buy it?

Depending on price....I would....Merrill full frame or Merrill Medium format.

I certainly would. Although I use video now I have other cameras that I use for that. High ISO doesn’t bother me. I want the highest detail sensor for photography with the foveon look with in body stabilization. To me I think people would enjoy a simplified camera that is a pure photographic experience without the extra complexity.

And finally, my Sigma Merrill’s have video capability that is so poor I am sure nobody has ever used it. I think it is silly to add something to a camera that will not compete with other cameras. To me it just looks bad and a deal breaker for some to buy a camera. I know why they added it for marketing.

Bad marketing if quality is like it is (video)

But with a new Foveon camera it would be nice for them to eliminate any weak spots like this example.


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