Sigma Corporation has disclosed that it has chosen the Blackfin ADSP-BF561 processor by Analog Devices to power the 14 megapixel Sigma SD14 digital single lens reflex camera.
The SD14 is touted to reproduce high-definition images rich in gradation and three-dimensional detail, because its Foveon X3 sensor directly captures red, green and blue data for every pixel in an image, without loss or distortion, according to the company.
â€œThe SD14 tells the ‘whole truth’ about an image, by capturing the real color of every pixel,â€ said Kazuto Yamaki, Chief Operating Officer, Sigma Corporation. â€œAnalog Devices’ Blackfin was the only product capable of meeting our requirements for an image-pipeline processor that could crunch the numbers required for such precision while also managing power consumption to maximize battery life.â€
Data collected from the Sigma SD14 image sensor streams into the image pipeline, where a Blackfin ADSP-BF561 processor executes as many as 200 computations per pixel, running complex image-processing algorithms such as shading and color compensation, white balancing, tonal and color correction, sharpening, and compression.