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Q: Digital Cam / Find sample fotos / comparison Foveon Sensor to a Regular Digicam ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Digital Cam / Find sample fotos / comparison Foveon Sensor to a Regular Digicam
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: bnc_user-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 12 Dec 2002 12:58 PST
Expires: 11 Jan 2003 12:58 PST
Question ID: 123754
I need a weblink with sample pictures where a digital camera using the
new foveon photo sensor ( (such as the Sigma SD9 cam)
is compared to a leading digital cam in the same price range(something
like Canon, or Nikon). There are test pictures out there where the
foveon sensor is compared to a "regular" cam without specifying this
regular cam anyfurther, or there are test pictures out there where the
Sigma is compared to a differently priced model. I dont want this. I
also dont want the Beta-Version of the Sigma or Foveon. I want the
real retail model.
So important is
1) Same price range / and exact model specification
2) Same sample shot
3) no Beta Vesion.

I know how the sensor works and what it does and how it compares
mathmatically to regular Megapixels. What I want is to see for myself
how the sample shots compare and whether this foveon sensor in this
camera is really better then similar priced regular models.
Subject: Re: Digital Cam / Find sample fotos / comparison Foveon Sensor to a Regular Digi
Answered By: lot-ga on 12 Dec 2002 20:34 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello bnc_user-ga

At DPreview you can find a review based on a production Sigma SD9,
Firmware Version by Phil Askey

The sample pages are here:
ISO Sensitivity / Noise levels vs Canon EOS-D60

Compared to the Canon EOS-D30

Compared to the Canon EOS-D60

Resolution Chart Comparison vs Canon D60, Nikon D100, Fuji S2 Pro

Sigma SD9 sample image gallery

Yes it is an awesome sensor, with incredible resolution and sharpness!
I hope that helps, if you need any clarification of the answer just

kind regards

Clarification of Answer by lot-ga on 12 Dec 2002 22:13 PST
Hello bnc_user-ga 

I initially thought Steves Digicams had a pre-production Sigma SD9 but
the samples *are* from a production model
The sample pages contain some similar, though not exactly the same
images as the other SLR sample pages, it at least offers some

Sigma SD9
Nikon D100
Nikon D1x
Nikon D1h
Nikon D1
Kodak DCS 760
Canon EOS D60
Canon EOS 1D
Fuji S2 Pro

Search strategy:
Personal knowledge of these sites.

kind regards
bnc_user-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
excellent work - exaclty what I have been looking for - thank you

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