By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Sigma Booth at the PIE 2008
The biggest star at the Sigma booth was not a lens or a DSLR, but rather a compact digital camera that MANY would like to acquire… the DP1. This 14Mpix camera is by far one of the most powerful products in this size, and SIGMA takes a new approch with its FOVEON sensor:
Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new, groundbreaking Sigma DP1 compact digital camera using three silicon embedded layers of photo sensors stacked to take advantage of silicon’s ability to absorb red, green and blue light at different respective depths. The size of image sensor used in DP1 camera is approximately 10 times larger than those used in an ordinary point and shoot digital camera.
Large size image sensor takes advantage of larger pixels. So far point and shoot digital cameras incorporated small size image sensors, and researches for increasing the number of pixels by keeping the image sensor small is still continuing. However, there are limitations in these researches, because keeping image sensor size small will result poor capture of the light poorly. In this respect, enlarging the image sensor will result in better capturing color signals.
Anyway, I have to admit that the DP1 was pretty impressive for its size… And I am looking forward David’s review on this camera, as soon as Sigma sent us one to test.