The new FFF has some stiff competition

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The new FFF has some stiff competition
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I was just thinking of the recent crop of 60MP + cameras that will be coming out soon (Leica fpL) alonng with the constant postponement of the FFF and it dawned on me is it possible that FFF will not be able to compete with these new high MP Bayer cameras, hence the reason for the delay and eventual scrapping of the project?

Sigma announced they scrapped the initial attempt at the FFF and restarted from scratch.  They then introduce a 60 MP Bayer camera.   Maybe after some in depth analysis, Sigma concluded that the Foveon advantage is no longer that big an advantage and the much more versatile 60M  Bayer sensors have put the final nail in the coffin.

Let's face it, Foveon cameras are a niche camera in a niche camera market.  In their day they were outstanding and still produce beautiful images under very limited conditions.  I shoot my Fuji XPro2 effortless at very high ISOs with great results, something impossible with my SDQ and SD1.

Sadly, unless there is a huge breakthrough I'm thinking we have seen the end of Foveon.  What do you think?

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