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The "foveon" goes mass market.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by lenshoarder, May 10, 2012.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
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  2. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    While it says "stacked" sensor... is it indeed like foveon, or are they loosely using the word stacked because of other parts of the sensor?

    just read the dpreview link... looks like they stacked the pixel layer on top of the circuitry, this is not like foveon where a "pixel stack" has all RGB sensors.
  3. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    That sounds like back-side illumination to me...
  4. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Linh, I think you're right. The Sony press release doesn't go into detail but the dpreview link does make it sound like it's just a evolution of backlit sensors with a clear filter added.

    Looks like Panasonic is also working on one.

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