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New Foveon/Polaroid point and shoot

aj2aj2 Registered Users Posts: 11 Big grins
edited February 10, 2004 in Cameras
Today's New York Times had an article about a $399 upcoming Polaroid digital with the Foveon chip. While this rates as a 4.5 megapixel camera, foveon has three color sensors per pixel, and thus is supposed to be effectively higher resolution/better color reproduction than normal CCD's.

I don't know anything about this, but I've been interested in Foveon's concept, and it's nice to see it reaching consumer level products, unfortunately I just picked up a new point and shoot about a month ago, so I'm out of the market...

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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    Fascinating. I'll find that article online. If I find it I believe I'll be able to forward it to anyone who's interested.
    Sid.
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    aj2aj2 Registered Users Posts: 11 Big grins
    edited February 10, 2004
    wxwax wrote:
    Fascinating. I'll find that article online. If I find it I believe I'll be able to forward it to anyone who's interested.
    It doesn't say a whole lot about this particular camera, but there were a couple of pretty good diagrams explaining the difference between foveon and the regular ccd. Previous reviews of the foveon technology have been pretty good, so I'm expecting a pretty good camera, but who knows? And I won't be gettin gone anyway...
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    fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2004
    Polaroid isn't exactly the first brand that comes to mind when I think "digicam."
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
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    ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,917 moderator
    edited February 10, 2004
    The Foveon web site has info on both the Pola'roid and the chip itself.
    http://www.foveon.com/. Look for the gallery.

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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2004
    fish wrote:
    Polaroid isn't exactly the first brand that comes to mind when I think "digicam."

    Yet another old world company struggling to find a foothold in the new world. Who knows, maybe they'll come up with another winner by pursuing unconventional technology? ne_nau.gif Glad someone else is playing with Foveon, it sounds like such a good idea.
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
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