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

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

Lukacs85 wrote:

A camera with a very limited iso range and lack of video capability isn't competitive. It wouldn't make any difference.

What do you mean by "competitive" ? Do you mean that a Sigma camera won't sell more than a Canon camera ? If so, I don't think they want to be competitive.

But they might sell more than a German-made Leica.

I think the aim for each model is to sell enough to cover the costs and maybe make a small profit. The cameras serve to demonstrate the quality of their lenses.

High resolution sensors are making Foveon technology obsolete. You can buy an A7RII in quite affordable price, with better IQ at any ISO than SDQH. Of course moiré is problem even with high resolution bayer, so I can't argue that Foveon has sitll advantages in few cases.

I agree that they have to go up to about 30 Megapixels (two Merrills side by side) to be equal to the fp L. A 20 Mpix Foveon is not enough for 24x36mm.

However I still like DP series. I bought the A7III and sold all DP Merrills, but I can't part from my DP2Q. 400g light, small body, and I have some attraction to design. And it still owns 24MP Bayer at iso100 in some cases. I like the portability paired with high IQ. Thera are'nt huge competition, Ricoh GR3, Fuji X100T/V, Sony RX1R, Leica Q, for landscape DP series are still the best bang of buck.

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