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Sigma SD9

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Sigma SD9

PC Magazine
8 January 2004
  • Excerpt: The Sigma SD9 ($1,400 street) is the only camera to use the innovative new Foveon X3 chip, the first chip that is sensitive to all three primary colors. Conventional CMOS and CCD image sensors are monochromatic, so they use a mask of colored dots (called a Bayer mask) overlaid on the sensor. Electronics in the camera read information from the sensor at the instant of exposure and generate a three-color RGB value for each pixel using a process called interpolation.
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Overall 7

Sigma SD9 review

Digital Arts
7 April 2004
  • Excerpt: Capturing razor-sharp and colour-accurate photos can be a challenge, even with today’s multimillion-pixel digital cameras. But Foveon, an image-sensor company, promises to change all that with ...
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