Sigma SD1 DSLR: price and release info

By Posted 20 May 2011, 17:48

If you’re looking to buy a new DSLR and you don’t mind forking out almost $10,000, then the recently announced Sigma SD1 DSLR might be the perfect camera for you. The Sigma SD1 DSLR will be available through select authorized Sigma dealers from early June for the MSRP of $9,700.

As Vlad Savov over on the website recently noted, the 46-megapixel Sigma SD1 DSLR features a splash-proof, easy to handle design that’s similar to that of a 35mm camera, and comes with a Foveon 23.5×15.7mm APS-CX3 direct image sensor for capturing images with a film-like quality.

The Sigma SD1 DSLR also comes with dual ‘Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine (TRUE) II’ image processing engines that not only improve processing speeds, but also produces high definition images. The SD1 also enables simultaneous JPEG and RAW recording, a first for Sigma cameras.

Users also have the option of selecting either full-size, half-size or quarter-size RAW files, which makes the SD1 more versatile for a wider range of photographers. The SD1 also features an ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 6400 and a 3.0-inch TFT color monitor with a wide viewing angle.

The Sigma SD1 DSLR can be used with over 40 Sigma SA mount lenses, including the ultra-telephoto, macro, ultra-wide and fisheye. Are you thinking of buying a new DSLR?