Sigma Reveals 46MP SD1 Digital SLR at Photokina

Sigma SD1 Digital SLR

The blurb says “Sigma SD1 – digital SLR camera with full color image sensor,” making it sound like your Nikon D3S or Canon EOS 1D Mark IV does not really capture all those colors.

And that is the gist of Sigma’s newest SD1 DSLR, on display now at Photokina 2010. The SD1 boasts a 46-megapixel 24-16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor which took subsidiary Foveon all of two years to perfect.

With this image sensor, Sigma explains, the SD1 captures all primary RGB colours at each and every pixel location, ensuring the capture of full and complete colour. Using three silicon-embedded layers of photo detectors, stacked vertically to take advantage of silicon’s ability to absorb red, green and blue light at different respective depths, it efficiently reproduces colour more accurately, and offers sharper resolution, pixel for pixel, than any conventional image sensor, according to Sigma.

Couple that with a dual “TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) II” image processing engine, and the SD1 should be the wedding photographer’s dream camera – fast to capture high definition images with richly graduated tones.

[Site: Sigma SD1]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.