So much has been written about Sigma cameras and their Foveon X3 sensor technology - most of it negative - I could no longer stand idly by. I had to try it for myself. I put an order for it from Lensrentals.com and found some time to give it a go. Foveon is not a regular bayer array sensor. It has 3 layers, recording 3x the information. Which can come in handy. So, how about the results? WOW*. I think you just need to look at the photos. Prints look even better.
*Disclaimer: You have shoot under ISO 400 for best results. No image stabilization. Fixed 28mm equivalent lens (an excellent one at that). For best results, you must use Sigma's RAW software - no one else can process the files (ON1 may in the fall). You may use autofocus, but you need to wait a bit until it finds stuff. You cannot take photos in quick succession really - one at a time. You will not take more than 50 before battery runs out. No video. No wifi. No GPS. Yes, it's like shooting a film camera. WHO CARES!
PS: Images were taken in Lake Geneva, WI and Wilmont, WI. Processed with Sigma RAW software, Lightroom and Silver Effects 2.0.