Is This The Next Big Thing?


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By Ben Dolven
Issue cover-dated November 28, 2002

FOVEON'S COLOUR-SENSOR CHIP MAY SHAKE UP THE DIGITAL-CAMERA MARKET

As an April Fools' Day joke two years ago, Phil Askey posted an apocryphal report on his Web site, Digital Photography Review. Canon, he said, was making a revolutionary chip that would stack colour sensors on top of each other to improve resolution in digital photos. "When I saw that report, my jaw just dropped," says Eric Zarakov, vice-president for marketing at California-based Foveon, which at the time was quietly working on that very idea.
 

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This is old news by now, but I for one do think that Foveon X3 sensors (or something else that utilises the same idea) are definitely the way to go for the future. I wouldn't characterise it as a major revolution, though; it's quite a natural and expected evolution from Bayer sensors, and probably would have happened sooner or later.
 

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