Caleb Murdock wrote:
...As for comparing Foveon and Bayer sensors: At the same megapixel count, a Foveon sensor will always be better...
..Now, if you are saying that a 14 MP Bayer image is better than a 4.6 MP, then that just isn't a fair comparison because a larger Foveon sensor hasn't been made yet...
Ah, but life isn't fair. I was trying to explore that point in my "boat floating" post earlier on. As things stand it appears
that at any particular level of fabrication technology it is more difficult to pack the pixels on a Foveon sensor. Here in the UK the SD14 body is priced about the same as a Canon 40D or a Fujifilm S5 Pro with 10 and 12 MP sensors respectively so in terms of "bang for my buck" that is
the fair comparison.
Please accept that I am more than happy
to be on the same hymn sheet as yourself about Foveon technology. I would love to see what could be done with a native 10 MP Foveon X3 sensor. I think it might blow the opposition away provided the possible
high ISO sensor noise mentioned above isn't an issue.
For the DP1 (yes, back to the topic of the thread) I'm sure it will be a winner though I fear the lack of a zoom lens means it will remain more of a niche product than that nice Foveon sensor deserves.
I remember you said earlier in the thread that you have decided to buy the DP1. I'm looking forward to that event almost as much as you are - please post some pictures and a User Review if you can find the time.