Sigma announces SD14 availability|
(Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 12:10 EST)
Sigma Japan has today announced availability dates for its SD14 digital SLR and related accessories.
First announced last September, the SD14 is the latest in Sigma's line of digital SLRs that feature Foveon image sensors, famous for their ability to capture full color information at every pixel location. The SD14 has a 4.69 effective megapixel resolution from 14.1 million photodiodes arranged in three layers, coupled to a Sigma SA bayonet mount. Other improvements on past SD-series DSLRs include five-point AF, a larger LCD display panel, a built-in flash strobe, new pentaprism viewfinder and shutter mechanisms, and power from a proprietary Li-Ion battery.
Early last December, Sigma announced that it had postponed the launch of the SD14 until mid-March, citing an issue in the camera's hardware on which the company was still working. Today, the company has announced that the camera will ship from March 6th, with some accessories launching alongside the camera, and others a month or two later.
In detail, the launch dates are as follows:
- March 6th, 2007 - Sigma SD14 digital SLR, AC-Adapter SAC-2, Battery Charger BC-21, and Battery Pack BP-21
- March 22nd, 2007 - Cable Release CR-21 and Remote Controller RS-31
- Second half of April, 2007 - Power Grip PG-21