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. 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.

If you don't get focus right, then you get a blurred image. How is that going to produce good image quality?

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.

Wrong. Image quality comes from focusing perfectly, and we all know that using auto-focus with a DSLR design doesn't do that reliably. Using live-view to focus manually from a tripod is the best way (for static subjects), whether using a DSLR or a mirrorless camera.

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.

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