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

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mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 9,128
Re: What is holding Sigma back with the new Merril(s)?

D Cox wrote:

The usual view is that a Foveon is roughly equal in resolution to a Bayer with 1.7 or 1.8 times as many pixels. Certainly not 3x.

To equal the fp L, a new Foveon would need at least 30 Megapixels. That would be, twice the area of the Merrill, with the same pixel pitch as the Merrill.

Don Cox

1.7x without AA filter and 2x+ with AA filter.

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