Speaking of Foveon, whatever happened to

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by zeitgeist, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. zeitgeist

    zeitgeist Guest

    the original Foveon camera, the laptop with a canon lens stuck up its ...

    no, really, it looked like they took a lens off a movie camera (cause the
    end didn't fit into a wide camera bod but into a yoke that wrapped about the
    back of a laptop computer, you shot a frame by hitting a key on the board.

    I've been trying to find some info about it, it was like $50,000 when it
    first came out.
    zeitgeist, Oct 24, 2003
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  2. It's addressed on their website...

    13. What is the relationship between the Foveon X3 and the 16-megapixel
    technology announcement?
    In September 2000, Foveon announced its successful design and manufacturing
    of a 16-megapixel image sensor that uses 0.18-micron CMOS fabrication design
    rules. The Foveon X3 image sensor is a more sophisticated technology that
    builds on this earlier technology announcement.
    George Preddy, Oct 24, 2003
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  3. zeitgeist

    Alan Browne Guest

    George Preddy wrote:

    The intent of the question really flew over your head George.

    Let's try B&W: When will Foveon/Sigma have a sensor beyond their
    current 3.4 Mpix in the marketplace?
    Alan Browne, Oct 24, 2003
  4. That's the intent of asking what happened to the Foveon prototype? Hardly.

    As for your unrelated question, who could possibly know? They are a private
    company that is consumed with SD-9 sales andthey have an exclusive agreement
    with Sigma.
    George Preddy, Oct 25, 2003
  5. 12.000 USD when they last displayed it about 5 years ago
    on the Cologne Photokina exhibition. Side by side with
    huge prints from a 16.8 Mpix b/w sensor from pictures
    by Greg Gorman. Missed him, but talekd to his assistent/friend
    for a while, who was mightily impressed with the machine,
    although he admittedly had loads of handling problems due
    to the mechanical setup.
    Michael Quack, Nov 2, 2003
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