[font color=\'#000000\']To Wienke and 61 Dynamic:
Let's make one thing clear:
I never compared the SD10 to a 1DS.
Professional internet and printed reviews in general state that this camera can hold its own against 6MP bayer cameras.
I stand behind this. I have shot a Nikon 6MP camera and still have the files. The SD10 holds its own nicely.
To state that a SD10 produces noise when the exposure is off just a bit is also simply not true. The Foveon chip is quite forgiving and I have rescued files that were accidentally poorly exposed, without suffering noise. I will admit that I always shoot at 100 ISO whenever I can.
There are SD9/10 users out there who have their files enlarged to 2x3 feet and they cannot believe their eyes.
I enlarge regularly to 13x19 and even 16 x 20 and have no problems.
The RAW files from the cameras can be doubled in size by the SPP software. Some do it in Photoshop. This doubling has very little effect on image quality.
The best samples are the pbase galleries by different people.
I printed one 13x19 image from a jpeg sample posted by Champa before I bought the SD10, and here's the link to that photo:http://www.pbase.com/image/23799244/original
Come on now, print it out.
Here's are other random samples:http://www.pbase.com/image/28397513http://www.pbase.com/image/28397513http://www.pbase.com/sigmasd9
and a pano: http://www.pbase.com/image/20255548http://www.pbase.com/image/27315541 http://www.pbase.com/image/21254066 http://www.pbase.com/image/16177876 http://www.pbase.com/image/25222402 http://www.pbase.com/image/21254067 http://www.pbase.com/image/21254067http://www.pbase.com/image/25288194
I hate to sound like a salesman or Sigma spokesman, because I am not, but I strongly dislike any hitn of prejudice and innuendo.[/font]