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)?

Tom Schum wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

mujana wrote:

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.

IQ as in:


If this were true, would a Sigma mirrorless camera exist? My guess is no, it wouldn't.

Not sure what you're disagreeing with, Tom, nor with whom. If me, I was trying to clarify "IQ", nothing more ...

Basically, putting image quality first would eliminate a lot of secondary features such as support for phase focusing, features that depend on video access rates.

We would have a full frame DSLR design without live-view. Nobody wants them anymore, but this design supports an "Image Quality First" design ethic and the other designs don't.

On the other hand, getting the image out of the sensor in a reasonable amount of time is also nice, and this might go hand-in-hand with video too.

Hmmm ...

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