Sigma SD14 back on track

Posted 21/02/2007 at 11:00 AM
Update:
Sigma SD14 is now available to order.

Original Message:
According to the Sigma Japan website, the Sigma SD14 digital SLR will be shipping from 6th March. Our local suppliers have suggested mid-April as a realistic timeframe for Australian availability.

Read the Sigma press release (English version)

The release of the SD14 is significant as Sigma have incorporated the Foveon X3 sensor, which has 3-layers, each capturing red, green and blue light exclusively. According to Sigma "...conventional image sensors capture only one-third of the colour, complicated computations are required to interpolate the colours they miss. Interpolation leads to colour errors, colour artifacts and a loss of image detail. Low pass filters must then be used to reduce colour artifacts. The use of low pass filters adversely affect sharpness and resolution of the final image captured".

Do you think the Foveon X3 will deliver superior image quality? Please add your comments below.


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