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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

37 Megapixel Direct Image Sensor brings the revolutionary patented
Foveon X3 Full-Color Technology to Nikon's forthcoming full frame
Digital SLR, the Nikon D3F.

Tokyo, Japan, April 1, 2007 � Foveon Inc., a technology leader of
award-winning high-quality digital camera image sensors, and Nikon
Coporation, industry leader in photographic equippment for nearly a
century, announced their partnership for the forthcoming Nikon D3F Full
Frame Foveon Digital SLR Camera.

"There has been a longstanding rumour that Nikon was not interested in
the full frame format," says Richard Kabuki, product marketing manager
at Foveon. "Working together, we perfected the technology to
manufacture a larger sensor to Nikon's high standards, eliminating all
noise and color anomalies which plagued earlier Foveon sensors, and
bringing to fruition photography's first full frame Foveon based Nikon
camera."

The new Nikon D3F camera has 37 million pixels, arranged as 12.3
million pixel locations in 3 seperate layers, the highest of any 35mm
DSLR. "The image quality is like nothing you've ever seen before,"
explains Mr. Kabuki.

Industry pundit Ken Rockwell was overjoyed. "I've already posted a
complete hands-on review," he explained, "and my yellow shirt has never
looked so good." Mr. Rockwell had previously predicted the Foveon
based Nikon DSLR, but was widely criticized for fabricating stories to
gain website visitors.

The Nikon D3F is available immediately with a manufacturer's suggested
list price of $2499.

Foveon's former technology partner, Sigma Coporation, was unavailable
for comment.
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Is it April 1st already?


From: Skip on

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Indeed it is...

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Yup. <sigh>


From: John Sheehy on
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> "There has been a longstanding rumour that Nikon was not interested in
> the full frame format," says Richard Kabuki, product marketing manager
> at Foveon. "Working together, we perfected the technology to
> manufacture a larger sensor to Nikon's high standards, eliminating all
> noise and color anomalies which plagued earlier Foveon sensors,

I don't know where you got your press release, but it missing at least one
paragraph. The press release I saw said that the new FFF (full-frame
Foveon) has what is called AAAI (anti - alias artificial intelligence).
Basically, the sensor has no AA filter under normal circumstances, but when
a pixel-to-pixel contrast is high, a bubble rises that scatters light.
This way, aliasing is avoided when necessary, but when it is not necessary,
the relaxed bubble allows maximum pixel-to-pixel contrast.

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