Update: Sigma SD14 DSLR

Sigma SD14 Logo

Sigma Corp. first unveiled its SD14 digital SLR camera at the Photokina 2006 in Cologne, Germany, where it impressed the crowd with its new Foveon X3 imaging sensor.

Unlike the CCD or the CMOS sensor, the Foveon X3 sensor features a unique three-layered pixel configuration – one layer each for Red, Green and Blue light rays – which Sigma claims efficiently reproduces color more accurately, and offers sharper resolution, pixel for pixel, than any conventional image sensor.

Foveon X3 illustration

In short, Sigma SD14 promises much more details, higher tonal quality and an even greater dynamic range in pictures with an astonishingly vivid look and feel beyond that which you’d expect from the already impressive pixel count.

If that’s promising much, its price also says much: $2,000 (£1,099) for the body alone. The Sigma SD14 will hit store shelves just before Christmas.

Sigma SD 14 DSLR

[Site: SigmaUK]

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One thought on “Update: Sigma SD14 DSLR

  1. David GriffinDavid Griffin

    that suxx! it sounded very tempting a camera system! but for 2G’s??? I doubt any pro or headed pro is gonna give in to the X3 hype as long as Canon and Nikon are out there! Hell, I use the Sony Alpha A100 and if I had no system I still dont see enough to turn me to the Sig (even though I think it will be a great camera!). How sad! If Sigma really wanted to be a player instead of a niche artist they shouldve took the hit and sold it for $999 and got into the war and just knocked everyone out! Then made better – faster – cooler versions! Too bad! Sigma woulda really upped the ante and made it better for us all if it woulda just been cheap costin and more of a threat to canon and nikon! HAAAAAA Haa hahahah!