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Sigma SD1 Body Front Foveon X3 Sensor View
Update: 23/02/12 Sigma has announced the UK price for the SD1 Merrill: The new SIGMA SD1 Merrill + 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM kit has a Suggested Retail Price of £2149.99 and has a body only SRP of £1839.99.
Sigma has announced the new Sigma SD1 Merrill - a rebranded version of the Sigma SD1 - it features the same specifications and features, including the Foveon X3 sensor but is expected to have a much more competitive price that is around a third of the price of the SD1. It will be available in the UK from the middle of March.
Sigma SD1 Merrill Key Features:
- 46 megapixel 24×16mm APS-C sensor
- Lightweight yet solid magnesium alloy body
- Weather-resistant O-ring sealing connections
- Dual ‘TRUE II' image processing engines
- 11 Point Twin Cross AF Sensor
The Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor uses technology originally developed by the late Dick Merrill (1949-2008), a brilliant engineer and talented photographer. This revolutionary image capture system reflects both the artistic and technological sides of Merrill’s personality. As an expression of Sigma’s passion for photography and in honor of Dick Merrill’s genius, we have named the latest generation of the Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor the Foveon Merrill.
Sigma SD1 Merrill Specifications
|CCD pixels||46Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Foveon X3 CMOS|
|Sensor Size (width)||24mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||16mm|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/8000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||120sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 6400|
|Video FPS||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No|
|Battery Type||BP-21 Lithium Ion|
|CIPA Rating||No Data|
|Box Contents||Li-ion Battery Pack BP-21, Battery charger BC-21, USB Cable, Video Cable, Neck Strap, Eye Cap, Body Cap, Eyepiece Cap, SIGMA Photo Pro Disc, SD1 Instruction Manual|