The Sigma SD15 digital SLR camera is now available in the United States for about $990. The latest model in the SD series boasts a Foveon image sensor for enhanced image quality with more pixels, and a faster processor.
Sigma says the SD15â€™s 14-megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor can capture all primary RGB colors at each pixel location arranged in three layers, adding that the SD15â€™s â€œTRUE IIâ€ image processing engine helps the camera process a large amount of data, while producing high-resolution, high-definition images with impressive three-dimensional detail and rich gradation.
Other features include a 3-inch LCD monitor with 460,000 pixels and greater pixel density, a new, 77-Segment AE sensor, an Analog Front End (AFE), and an extra ISO stop at 3200. The SD15â€™s buffer is also larger than its predecessorâ€™s, allowing 21 raw images to be shot continuously, as opposed to six, and the camera has an improved user interface.