Sigma SD14 Still Nowhere in Sight, Here’s Some Photos Meanwhile

Sigma SD14 DSLR

More song-and-dance routines from Sigma, while the SD14 star is still closeted in its dressing room…

The company invites you to view their Sample Image Gallery of the SD14 digital SLR camera here, while the final tweaks are being made on the camera. Sigma says the photographs clearly demonstrate the benefits of the world’s first and only direct image sensor.

The Foveon X3 direct image sensor is at the heart of the SD14 design. It 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.

Well, okay then. We hope to see the Sigma SD14 DSLR finally come out at the PMA 2007 photo marketing trade show on March 8-11, where we expect another debutante, the Fujifilm S5 Pro DSLR, to make its entrance.

As for the photos, they are quite impressive of course. But we’ll wait until independent camera reviewers can have their turn at production units of the SD14 to assess whether the touted Foveon X3 will really make a difference.

[Site: SD14 Sample Gallery]

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.