Photokina news report - Sigma announces the SD1 digital SLR camera, incorporating a 46 megapixel 24×16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The SD1 is Sigma’s flagship digital SLR camera, adopting a lightweight yet solid magnesium alloy for its body and O-ring sealing connections to make a weather-resistant design throughout for use in harsh conditions. The Sigma SD1 DSLR camera incorporates a 24×16mm direct image sensor and dual “TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) 2” image processing engines. The combination of the 46 megapixel sensor and dual TRUE II processing engines ensure the high resolution pictures are processed quickly with high definition and a smooth and subtle graduation of colour.
Sigma announces the new Sigma DP2 compact digital camera featuring a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor (2,652 × 1,768 × 3 layers) as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR. Sigma introduced the DP1 with a direct image sensor as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR to the market in March 2008 as a “unique, groundbreaking, compact digital camera with all the power of a digital SLR”. The multi award winning DP1 has established strong support from a wide range of photographers both amateur and professional. Building on this success, the Sigma DP2 is equipped with a 24.2mm F2.8 lens, equivalent to 41mm on a 35mm SLR camera, for increasing creative possibilities and superior image quality, improving handling and performance.
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new the new Sigma SD15 digital SLR camera. This digital camera is the latest model in Sigma’s digital SLR camera SD series, powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor it can capture all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location arranged in three layers. The developing Sigma SD15 incorporates the “TRUE II” new image processing engine. The Sigma SD15 camera provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images rich in gradation and impressive three-dimensional detail. Incorporation of the large 3.0 inch LCD monitor and improved processing speed provide ease of operation of the camera.
During our meeting with Kazuto Yamaki, Chief Operating Officer, from Sigma Japan, I had the opportunity to touch and try the new Sigma DP digital compact camera. Although the status of the Sigma DP1 is pre-pre-pre-production, in the words of Kazuto Yamaki, we can already share our thoughts with you based on this model. The Sigma DP1 is compact and is basically similar to ordinary compact camera models. However the big difference between an ordinary compact camera and the Sigma DP1 is its image sensor.
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new Sigma SD14 Digital SLR camera. The new Sigma SD14, powered by the 14 Megapixels Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor, can reproduce high definition images rich in gradation and impressive three-dimensional detail. The Sigma SD14 Digital SLR camera features four JPEG recording modes, large and bright pentaprism viewfinder with 98% coverage, a built-in flash with a Guide Number of 11, 5-point AF system, a large 2.5-inch 150,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor as well as high resolution and user friendly design. The durable shutter mechanism has over 100,000 cycle life and is ideal for the demands of digital photography.
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new, groundbreaking Sigma DP1 compact digital camera featuring a 14 Megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor (2652×1768×3 layers) as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR camera. Using three silicon embedded layers of photo sensors stacked to take advantage of silicon’s ability to absorb red, green and blue light at different respective depths. A 16.6mm F4 lens, with a wide angle field of view equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm film camera, has been developed to maximize the image quality in conjunction with the full color capture image sensor. The Sigma DP1 advanced 14 Megapixel digital compact camera features Sigma’s new, unique “True” image processing engine.
Sigma launched a new website with some very interesting information about their upcoming digital SLR camera; the Sigma SD14. The teaser website of Sigma is not giving very in-depth information, but enough to make us think and scratch our head again. It is always thrilling to wait for that promising product, the one that could bring something special in today's digital imaging world. The Sigma SD14 digital SLR camera will officially be introduced on September 26, 2006 at the Photokina event in Germany. It seems that the upcoming Photokina show will become the biggest Photokina ever! Visitors and our readers become part of the new standard of digital imaging with the latest news.