Rumours about new digital camera Sigma SD14 with 14,1 Megapixel triple sensor Foveon X3 appeared long time ago. But the tests conducted by the magazine Popular Photography casts a doubt on the effectiveness of the new device.
While camera has good characteristics in quality images the main capabilities of new sensor are still not disclosed. JPEG photos had the same quaility as photos made by 8 Megapixel Canon Digital Rebel XT and RAW photos were even worse than those made by 10 Megapixel Nikon D80.
The tests also showed a slow work of graphics processor. To clear the buffer after surveying a series of six photographs you need at least 8-10 seconds.
Although the potential of sensors, such as Foveon X3 is great.