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Leica M Monochrom

Leica MM vs Sigma DP1 Merrill (Dolls)

Can the 14.75-megapixel Sigma DP1 Merrill point-and-shoot with its Foveon true-color sensor compete favorably with the Leica MM when converted to black and white? (The DP1 Merrill is reviewed in more detail in Guide to Mirrorless).

A monochrome sensor has an inherent resolution advantage over a conventional Bayer-matrix color sensor, but the Sigma SD1 Merrill sensor is a “true color” sensor with a stacked design that in a spatial sense acts similarlhy to a monochrome sensor, because there is no demosaicing step involved.

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