[font color=\'#000000\']The general consensus is that it can hold its own against 6MP cameras, which I confirm.
No camera is perfect. For example, the new Kodak 14 in its Nikon or Canon versions have terrible moire issues. And one can pick on any camera. I am sure I can pick on your camera as well.
People generally expect too much from their digitals, only to be disappointed. Yes, I am sometimes disappointed with my Sigma SD10 as well, but with my previous film equipment, I have gotten plenty of lousy shots as well. That's the reality of photographing.
With a film camera you depend on film and choose it carefully for each task.
Likewise, why should I expect my digital camera to be able to mimmick all those films out there? That's a ridiciculous and unrealsitic way of thinking.
We getting closer to realizing this, but we are not there yet.
I am a very picky person, yet I chose the Sigma. Why? I just loved what the Foveon sensor is capable of under a limited set of conditions, which fitted my type of shooting just to a T. Is that a reason for others to put the camera down?
The oriignal Kodak 14n, and even the Contax Digital SLR are capabale of excellent results if the conditions are perfect. People who shoot under those conditions do not need to be criticized for making a choice for Kodak or Contax, no matter how many problems the camera has outside those parameters.
Meanwhile we press the manufacturers to address those issues, as they are serious, and I agree with you. I already sent my wish list to Sigma, and they responded.
They read the forums. As the SD10 is a little better than the SD9, I hope that the SD11 will be different by a mile.
I did not invest heavily in Sigma lenses, as I may jump ship for another brand for a second camera/body.
For example, I am extremely curious about the new Fuji S3.
Time will tell. Will Contax try again? Others? What about the upcoming digital Leica R?
In the meanwhile, while I wait for a more perfect camera, I shoot SD10. Laugh at me all you want. He who has the last laugh, has the best laugh.