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Old Feb 17, 2004, 4:16 PM   #1
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i heard that kodak was coming out with several new models based on the foveon chip this spring? is the foveon chip better than the ccd or cmos sensors? is it worth it to wait for these models? thanks.
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You will hear all kinds of things about the Fovean: I think it is likely to take over the market for combination video/still combinations, and possibly the still market as well. But that is very unlikely to happen in the next few weeks/months.
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Old Feb 17, 2004, 9:23 PM   #3
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BillDrew, that wouldn't be that bad a thing, if they can increase the density and resolution (not actually one-and-the-same thing.)

I think its more likely that someone will buy them, and that will help bring the research dollars they need. I don't see them doing it on their own (but I have no inside info... or really any info at all. It just "Feels right".)

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Old Feb 17, 2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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i was watching the screen savers on tech tv last week and leo laporte (host) said that kodak announced plans to release 3 sub $300.00 cameras this spring with the foveon chips in them. i have been scouring the internet since that show for more information (no luck). has anyone else heard this/
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FYI

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/sci/tech/1842673.stm... Old news commentary. :?
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 12:23 PM   #6
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thanks for the info. i would like to see the kodak announcement though. i don't know whether to buy now or wait to see if the foveon cameras start to appear?
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Maybe you're thinking of this:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0402/04...laroidx530.asp

A preview of a Polaroid camera that uses the Foveon X3 chip.

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The Sigma SD9 seems to have made good use of the Fovean and a 3.1 mp sensor to increase the effectiveness of that small sensor to 5 mp.
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Will the quality from a Foveon really be that great when it's a typical tiny-size sensor in a consumer camera? I mean, sure, the Foveons in Sigma SLRs produce great images, but so do the CMOS and even CCD sensors in other SLRs.
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Even if Foveon cameras start to appear wait for reviews so you can directly compare sample photos from standard CCDs at about the same price. Sometimes features outweigh a small amount of image quality improvement, and I'm not completely sure the images will be better.
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