Foveon sells some very high-end digital equipment. I was looking at one of
their studio cameras that cost about $50,000 US. /jim
[mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of William Clark
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 7:09 AM
To: 'Olympus List'
Subject: [OM] FW: [SBIG] New image sensor - Foveon
Thought you guys might be interested in this. Looks like Sigma will have
a digital camera?
From: John Smith [mailto:johnzonie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 9:06 AM
Subject: [SBIG] New image sensor - Foveon
A new kind of image sensor has been announced by a company called Foveon
that captures each color in a single pixel - no filters as we use in CCD
imaging and no matrix as is used in color cameras. It looks fascinating
some folks are seriously excited about it. See
for some details. It was interesting to note that one of the chip
geometries is 2304 x 1536 x 9 micron in a 25.5 mm diagonal chip. I wonder
what the Q.E. is?