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Old Sep 3, 2006, 8:57 AM   #1
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Here is a current summary ofall the leaked information aboutthe SD14 (A little is based on educated guesses):

( "~" = approximately)

Sensor type: Foveon X3

Sensor size: 20.7mm x 13.8mm

Crop factor: 1.7x

No. of Photosites: ~13.95 million (~4.65mp x3)

Image size: ~2670x1760 pixels

Shutter speeds: 30 seconds to 1/6000 second.

ISO settings: ISO100-ISO3200

LCD size: 2.5 inches

RAW converter: Sigma Photo Pro v2.2

Height: ~ 115mm

Width: ~ 140mm

Depth: ~ 60mm

Image modes: RAW or JPG

Flash: Built in pop-up.

PC-sync: By built in PC-sinc socket.



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Old Sep 16, 2006, 5:55 AM   #2
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Wah, such a big sensor with only 4.65 MP??? :lol:

Can I use existingSigma lenses for it?
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Old Sep 17, 2006, 8:55 AM   #3
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Wah, such a big sensor with only 4.65 MP??? :lol:

Can I use existingSigma lenses for it?

Comments like this really is naive. I guess you rather have 10MP+ of interpolated hogwash from the stone-aged technology of Bayer sensors:blah:
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Old Sep 17, 2006, 11:01 AM   #4
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So does that 20.7mm x 13.8mm image sensor comes with 4.65 MPOR 13.95 MP ??? :?
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Old Sep 17, 2006, 11:45 AM   #5
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So does that 20.7mm x 13.8mm image sensor comes with 4.65 MPOR 13.95 MP ??? :?
Lets take a 11MP bayer,it has11MP photosensors and 11MP interpolated X,Y axis. So how does it manage to get true colors and detail.... it can't, it gets interpolated colors and soft detail edges at 100%, IMO it looks like total garbage. Well you can sharpen the image but sharpening is nothing more than micro contrasting, which by the way changes the over all color saturations and produces a fairly bad look, a digital look.

SD14 comes with around 14MP photosensors with 4.65MP X,Y axis of non interpolated purity. As far as the numbers goes, its all speculation until Photokina. Is 4.65MP enough? Well, I own the Canon 1Ds and 1D and it sits on the shelf collecting dust since the so called small 10.2MP 3.4 X,Y axis SD10 is doing a better job, even printing up to A1 size.
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Old Sep 17, 2006, 11:56 AM   #6
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So, have such x3 technology been proven on previous models?
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Old Sep 17, 2006, 12:09 PM   #7
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So, have such x3 technology been proven on previous models?
IMO X3 has had a bad rap and has been lost in the numbers game and the lens mount didn't help the issue either. Right now I'm limited to what lenses I can use, but I can give up my Canon glass to get better images.

The pitfalls for X3 of the past has been high ISO issues. But for me it hasn't been a problem since I don't do newspaper work nor do I do sports. I rarely shoot above ISO 400, If i do need ISOabove ISO 400I can always use my Canons for the job. But for the pure joy of the photographic experience I love my Foveon.

Hopefully a lot of the issues that stalled the sales of the Sigma can be addressed this time around. If it isn't, I could careless but to many it is an issue.
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Old Sep 20, 2006, 8:50 PM   #8
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Hi all,
As a happy SD10 user (for the last 5?-6? months) and over 34 years since I processed my first B/W films and prints, all I can say is:
If it was not for FOVEON, I would not own a digital camera.
The rest of the story is here:
http://dandiaconu1.myphotoalbum.com
"Summer 2006" is the one to see and double click the pics for higher rez.
All pics were recorded at medium rez (due to "no time to transfer" factor)
and some older pics here:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/photos/view/741898547/___/

Cheers,
Dan

PS. I also managed to mount a few Nikon primes (1.2/55 and 1.4/85) on my SD10.
Nice results but the glass needs to be perfect squared to the sensor (working on it!)

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Old Sep 21, 2006, 9:48 PM   #9
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Wah, such a big sensor with only 4.65 MP??? :lol:

Can I use existingSigma lenses for it?
Big sensors and large pixels are the mainreason DSLRs are better than P&Ss.

YourD200 is a great example with a block of four monochrome sensors formingone very largefull color pixel. The D200's sensor hardware has 10M small monochrome pixels forming 2.5M large color pixels. The SD14 will have 14M medium size monochrome pixels forming 4.65M medium size color pixels.

The D200's quad-sized 2.5M full color pixels span much more silicon than the SD14's layered 4.65M full color pixels, which given the same approximate level oftechnology, should equate to much lower noise.
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Old Sep 26, 2006, 5:45 PM   #10
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Here is the official brochure and specs:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/pdf/sigma_sd14.pdf


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