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    Sigma - Conventional Break In Tradition

    Sigma (Σ) have announced their new mirrorless, full-frame, L-mount camera.
    It's called the Sigma fp.

    Remember that the traditional Σ digital cameras use a 3-layer Foveon sensor...?
    Well this one does not! - It uses a Bayer filter system on a single layer-sensor

    However... - all is not lost, and there will be a 3-layer Foveon sensor in a subsequent
    camera (about a year's time I think).

    The old standard SA mount is gone too. At least this one still looks like a brick
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    Probably the most interesting recent announcement imo.
    Seems very much geared towards the video side of things with it’s modularity but I can see the appeal to backcountry Landscapers with small wide primes. The E-shutter only gives me pause but I’m not the target market for this camera anyways.
    I do look forward to their FF Foveon model though and see what wackiness Yamaki-san and team comes up with.
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    That's right, Swifty. When the Foveon FF camera comes out it'll be a 20 (or 24?) Mpx
    job with 1:1:1 sensor configuration, like the sensor up until the Quattro series.

    Oh, the slow flash sync speed (1/30sec) is pretty too, though it seems to be no
    slouch in the video department. You know how it is: W8-10-C.

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    The flash sync gives a clue to its sensor readout speed.
    So there’s the potential for rolling shutter effects for fast moving subjects.
    I enjoy studio portraits, fast street photography as well as not caring much about video so definitely not a model for me but I still like what Sigma’s doing.
    Price will be very interesting.
    There’re no moving parts at all and if the L-alliance produces some sort of economies of scale with procuring sensors, they could price this thing quite aggressively.

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    Here's a write-up from PetaPixel,
    ...and some info from Sigma about its modularity,
    ...and at last... I found some specs from Sigma (which I missed among all the noise before)

    I must say that with 4K (2160p) and 4X slo-mo at 1080p, the video specs look interesting, too
    And of course you need USB3. OK, the rolling shutter allowing only 1/30sec flash sync is a bit of a
    challenge, but not insurmountable.

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    Woops! In the specs link from Sigma it says:
    "Type Interchangeable-lens SLR Type Digital Camera " to them.

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