Sigma has confirmed the launch date of the Sigma SD15 digital SLR camera, which was first announced nearly two years ago. According to Photoscala, the Sigma SD15 will become available on 25 June, at the surprisingly high price of €1,199 (earlier this year, the official German website of the company quoted a recommended retail price of €899. which has now been modified). In the UK, the camera will start shipping at the beginning of July, priced at £899.99. The Sigma SD15 has a Foveon sensor with 4.7x3 megapixels, and incorporates a TRUE II processor, a 77-segment metering sensor as well as a 3-inch rear screen with a resolution of 460,000 dots. The shutter is rated for 100,000 actuations.
Update: 14/6/2010 - We’ve just added a press release issued by Sigma UK.
Sigma Press Release
Digital SLR camera with “TRUE II” image processing engine
Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that the suggested retail price of the new SD15 digital SLR is £899.99. This camera is the latest model in Sigma’s SD series and will be available at the beginning of July.
Powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor it can capture all primary RGB colours at each and every pixel location arranged in three layers.
The new SD15 incorporates the “TRUE II” image processing engine which processes the large amount of data from the 14 megapixel direct image sensor. It also provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with impressive three-dimensional detail, rich in gradation.
The camera adopts the SD card and incorporates a highly visible 3.0 inch LCD monitor, 77-Segment AE sensor and AFE (Analogue Front End). It provides high image quality and user friendly design. In addition, the durable shutter mechanism, which has a life of over 100,000 actuations, is ideal for the demands of digital photography.
Further information on the SD15 can be found at www.SIGMA-SD.com/sd15