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
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  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
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  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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