If they've surveyed and worked out that the 3rd party lens market will undermine that profit, then better that than no camera at all, I reckon. So scaled down to comparable size, the Sigma still has the edge over the double as expensive camera.But I was talking about like 90% other cameras, especially APS-C peers, and even on a smartphone (which I didn't use) a blind man could see the difference. Did you even read what I wrote? I own these Sigma lenses and they do not behave like that on my camera. Nice thinking Sigma! All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. What’s the best camera for around $2000? This movie is locked and only viewable to logged-in members. But Foveon sensor resolution is the truth and Bayer filter sensors mislead. I don't like at all the Foveon Quattro tech, don't have nothing with the unique in the world exceptional amazing image quality, color appealing, film-like of the previous generations of Foveon, made of three equal layer of red, green and blue.If we want to make a comparison between the two tech: 1:1:1 structure layer and 1:0.25:0.25 structure layer of Quattro is like: previous Foveon is vinyl disc played on a class A tube amplifier and Quatto is how to put transistors in the output stage of the amplifier and Sigma claim that with their latest tech (Quattro) they still have the same sound...Even at ISO 100 images have a poor S/N ratio and are infested by artifacts. We COULD see a new mount come in the future, but I think they've made the right choice for now. So unless the issue is doing a whole lot of files on one sitting SPP is not that much of a burden. The 23mm and 33mm F1.4 lenses will be available for $479 and $429, respectively, starting December 11. Review: Does the Canon Rebel T8i DSLR make sense in an increasingly mirrorless world? And there is another, very important issue. (From what I read some lenses do AF with some adapters, some don't) This is another reason to consider my options. So a fairly long list. Most cameras (all but Sigma?) We're glad you asked. If you like that, use the Low Res mode. This is radically different from conventional designs that place filters in front of the sensor, throwing away around half of all the light so that each pixel only 'sees' light of a predetermined color. I edited a couple of files in Lr. . But this camera is a fantastic tool in the right hands and do not forget Robert Frank: "The eye should lern to listen before it looks.". . Pre-PMA 2002: 00:01 EST: Foveon has today announced a new, revolutionary image sensor called the X3. These individual pixels are then combined in software to produce a full colour pixel. You can see this easily by simply selecting 400 or 800 ISO on the IQ DPR comparison page. The Foveon sensor is designed to take account of the fact that different wavelengths of light penetrate the sensor to different depths. lol. I ended up putting my Carry Speed video loupe on the camera (see above) it worked well and actually handled pretty well too, but it's not pretty! Sigma should just acknowledge that they're not a sensor company - they're a glass company. Certain cameras, including the Leica Q (Typ 116) and Sony A7r II that I own aren't that far away in terms of sharpness and resolution. If I can stick a Sigma Art lens on a Canon 5Dr or Nikon D5 or D800 and get decent resolution, and 2000 raw shot battery life (regularly on my D800, with large fine jpegs, and no grip), why cant I buy a FF Sigma? This might although be the reason why the DP2 test scene looks much better. Sigma shoud make a full-frame Merrill sensor . As with all Foveon chips, the sensor interprets color based on the fact that different colors of light have different amounts of energy and so can penetrate the sensor to different depths.