This sounds promising.... BUT! It can only take Sigma lenses. And we all know not all Sigma lenses are good, and sample variation is high as well. Probably needs Sigma flashes for TTL as well.Originally posted by mpenza
It's using a new technology which caputures full color for each pixel. Check it out!
US$3000 can almost buy D60 liao... a bit more can get D1H even.Originally posted by mpenza
Sigma is the first. There probably will be others! But for US$3000, is was supposed to be quite an afforadable proffesional digital SLR.
Foveon is a chip manufacturer, not a camera maker. As such, it makes sense to license the chip to as many companies as possible.Originally posted by ckiang
This sounds promising.... BUT! It can only take Sigma lenses. And we all know not all Sigma lenses are good, and sample variation is high as well. Probably needs Sigma flashes for TTL as well.
Hopefully there will be a Foveon X3 sensor-based camera with Nikon/Canon/Minolta mounts. Better still, a Foveon digital back for the major SLR cameras.
It does look good. No more Bayer-pattern CCD/CMOS where colour information has to be interpolated.Originally posted by Red Dawn
Foveon is a chip manufacturer, not a camera maker. As such, it makes sense to license the chip to as many companies as possible.
i believe Canon, Nikon may have actually looked at the sensor already, but may not at this time introduce new DSLRs based on it, pending possibly more r&d work...........
Canon and Nikon don't make their own sensors anyway (except for the CMOS sensor of the D30, which is home grown). It would be easy for them to switch. Kodak has also expressed interest in it according to reports......
It would be much harder to swallow for Sony and Fuji though, to use a chip not designed in-house since they have possibly spent millions on r&d for their own CCDs and SuperCCDs. They will have corporate pride and other human issues to overcome to even think about switching over to a Foveon chip!
Hmmm... a 6x7 Foveon Chip will be very interesting....Originally posted by Red Dawn
watever it is, say goodbye to film forever if things work out
look at those 100% crops, especially the eye!
No i think we will no longer be talking about 35mm film Vs digital if this new technology is wat it claimed it is (and that's a big IF). i think we're possibly looking at digital SLRs encroaching upon medium format territory.........
these are exciting times indeed ;p
Hi willy,Originally posted by willyfoo
Geez... if the D60 really is going to use this sensor... then I'd better hold back getting the 1D...