After much wait there finally is a SD15 and oala also a DP2. the biggest improvement seams to be the new TRUE 2 engine, hopefully that means even better image quality and much improved speed! That’s one of the main issues I think for both DP1 and SD14. Speed. But also AF fine tuning is of great importance! slightly off and the extreme sharpness of the foveon image shows it.
Also want video recording for the SD15, was hoping for that with the SD9 too but never got it so I guess I’ll have to wait another decade or so before getting it. hehe.. Just imagine 1080p 24p RAW footage made with a Foveon sensor! That would kick RED EPICs butt just like that! REAL, crisp colors in lifelike pictures full of micro contrast like I’m used to! – Or should I wait for the Scarlet? Without even knowing what specs it will have now when it’s all changed (se RED.com for more info). Maybe it’s Nikons D90 and Canons 5DMark2 that got me kickin’..
DP2 has a new 41mm lens. One of my most used lenses has been my 30mm 1.4. It’s pretty close to 24.5mm and I’m pretty sure it will become a classic especially with a bright f2.8 with nice bokeh. (Sigma has become really good with bokeh). But why isn’t the lens out at all times and made of solid, naked metal? That’s more my style. Heavy is cool! :D With focus and aperture control on the lens. THAT would be a killer! :D Maybe a Full Frame DP3 will give me a surprise!
But for now, the SD14 delivers incredible image quality (at lower ISO), the SD15 will have the same sensor but with two generations newer image processor that hopefully will do magic. What can I say? Bring it on! But it better be good!
EDIT: One more thing that I really would like to see in the SD15 is a split screen focus screen thingi. Like in the old days. I really like the feeling of taking my time to just focus. You know turn off auto functions (all of them) and focus. :D