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Shootout: Sigma DP2 Merrill vs Sony RX100 (Dolls)
Under ideal conditions with technically solid exposure and focus and processing, what kind of results are possible with each camera given a quality exposure, and processed from RAW with suitable sharpening for each?
The Sigma DP2 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.
The Sony RX100 is a 20-megapixel compact with a conventional Bayer-matrix sensor utilizing a RGGB matrix (1/2 green, 1/4 red, 1/4 blue) photosites. Interpolation (demosaicing) is required to generate an RGB value for a pixel.
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