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#1 markh

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Posted 09 January 2003 - 08:23 AM

I have just had sighting of a review (on land) carried out by Jon Tarrant for the BJOP magazine on the SD9. The conclusions are not very complementary.

"Sigma's camera is more limited than other digital SLR's & leaves a lot to be desired in terms of image quality at its highest sensitivity- a modest ISO400. Colour has been variable throughout testing;sometimes excellent & occasionall just plain wrong. The best that can be said is that the writers time may have been entirely wasted"

Oh dear! I thought the Foveon X3 was to be the next immediate techno breakthrough. Perhaps we will have to wait a bit longer.

Still its only one opinion. Time will tell.

Does anyone else have any other reviews on this?

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Posted 09 January 2003 - 08:31 AM

Use the force young siltwalker...

There are several references to reviews throughout the forum's regarding the SD9's +/-'s.

It should be noted that the so called review in Novembers BJOP was done with a preproduction unit on its 11th review. The cover of the magazine was actually shot using just half of the chips potential (bit of a gibbon tho').

#3 markh

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Posted 09 January 2003 - 08:36 AM

Thanks for clarifying that Bob. Is there anything you do not know?
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