7 TECHNOLOGIES:TRUE II Sigma's Image Processing Engine is Now Even More Powerful.

The new “TRUE II” image-processing engine

The new TRUE II image-processing engine, specially developed for the Foveon X3®, was first implemented in the DP2, to high acclaim. We’ve also used it in the DP1x. Applying our exhaustive knowledge of the image-creation mechanism of the direct image sensor, we applied a proprietary algorithm to do full justice to its uniquely sophisticated 3-D rendering power, optimizing both the image-processing time and the in-camera image processing itself, and achieving a dramatic improvement in processing performance.

Having focused our efforts on optimizing and recording the pure, rich signal captured by the sensor, we were determined that the optimal image quality we had pursued throughout our development of SLRs would be fully reproduced throughout our DP series of compacts-with-a-big-difference. The rich optical signal captured by the groundbreaking direct image sensor needed to be translated into an information-rich image. We entrusted that crucial task to our new, improved TRUE II.

Enhanced image processing quality and speed

Leveraging the strengths of the direct image sensor, TRUE II does full justice to its uniquely sophisticated 3D rendering power, optimizing both in-camera image processing quality and speed. Also enhancing color reproduction and dynamic range, TRUE II, significantly contributing to the quality of the images produced within the camera. Further, noise that can occur at higher sensitivities is suppressed by a new proprietary algorithm, with resolution maintained at the highest possible level.

And automatic exposure, focus and white balance functionality are strengthened, enhancing the camera's overall performance.

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