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Given essentially the same resolution on the same size sensor, what differences are there between a conventional R/G/B Bayer matrix sensor and the Sigma Foveon X3 true-color sensor?
Here we explore how Ricoh GR performance (Bayer matrix RGGB sensor) compares to the Sigma DP1 Merrill (Foveon X3 true-color sensor), focusing on the key differences in captured image detail resulting from sensor technology.
The Sigma DP1 Merrill is an APS-C camera with a Foveon true-color sensor. Each photosite is a true red/green/blue pixel capable of a full RGB value. This gives a significant advantage for details in areas dominated by red or blue in particular (green less so).
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