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Old Jun 26, 2002, 1:46 AM   #1
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Default Foveon X3 Technology anyone herd of it

Just wondering if anyone has herd of this and what they know

here is a link to http://www.techtv.com/products/digit...373408,00.html

looks neat
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Old Jun 26, 2002, 1:57 AM   #2
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We covered it back just before PMA 2002, the full press release is here:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/fo...112002_pr.html

We hope to review the Sigma SD9 SLR sometime in the future but we're not holding our breath. This could be another one of those great gadgets that never gets made. There are major players in the imager business (Sony, Kodak, Hitachi, etc) that make millions of CCD and CMOS sensors already. They can always discount their prices to the OEM builders to make their chips look more financially appealing.

So far no major player has signed on to make Foveon imagers. The Foveon folks are great inventors but they don't have any fab (fabrication) facilities to make the new chips.

Time will tell -- I'd like to see it

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Old Jun 26, 2002, 2:02 AM   #3
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Is this a real camera Sigma SD9 says its 3000.00 at Ritz.

What have you herd about it?
http://www.ritzcamera.com/cgi-bin/nc...opnav=photonet



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Old Jun 29, 2002, 7:36 AM   #4
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Default Foveon Chip

The sample pix using the foveon chip are stunning, there is no doubt about that. However, what does the chip do in various lighting conditions? What are the timings and other values of the Sigma camera?

Also, without lensmount adapters, you would be limited to Sigma lenses. I have grown to be dependent on Canon's Image Stabilization. I would rather have a sharp image, even handheld at fairly low shutterspeeds, than a blurry image with fine color gradation and no noise.

I thought about the Sigma for a long time before getting the Canon D60.
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Old Jun 29, 2002, 12:30 PM   #5
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The Sigma SD9 using Foveon is just so much "vaporware" right now. It doesn't exist yet, other than the Foveorn backs for large format cameras which are very expensive studio setups. The sample pictures were taken with the studio large format.
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Old Jul 14, 2002, 2:41 AM   #6
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here if you want to learn about foveon
http://www.foveon.com/
it will be an uphill battle for a potentially superior technology. the ccds in japan are made right next to the cameras if you get what i mean. they didn't develop it. don't own it so they will resist/refuse licencing it to manufacture

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