Sigma recently announced a new digital SLR, i.e. SD15 to replace older SD14. New SD15 features a 14MP Foveon X3 sensor, and a new True II processor for improved image processing speed, operation and performance. This camera also comes with a 3.0” LCD.
New SD15 was announced during the Photokina 2008 by Sigma Corporation COO Kazuto Yamaki. It is the latest model of Sigma SD series and able to capture all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location arranged in three layers.
The camera features “TRUE II” new image processing engine, which provides high resolution power. High definition images is reproduced with rich in gradation and impressive three-dimensional detail. Other than that, the camera comes with large 3.0 inch LCD monitor with improved processing speed that provides ease of camera operation.
New SD15 has been developed following the demand of a wide range of photographer to deliver superior image quality as well as improved processing speed, operation and performance.
Max resolution : 2640 x 1760 (x 3 – Foveon X3)
Low resolution : 1776 x 1184, 1296 x 864
Image ratio w:h : 3:2
Effective pixels : 4.6 million
Sensor photo detectors : 14.1 million
Sensor size : 20.7 x 13.8 mm (2.85 cm²)
Pixel density : 1.6 MP/cm²
Sensor type : CMOS (Foveon X3)
ISO rating : 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (extended mode)
White balance override : 8 positions
Min shutter : 30 sec + Bulb
Max shutter : 1/4000 sec
Exposure compensation : -3 to +3 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Metering : 8-segment, center, cw average
Lens thread : Sigma SA Bayonet mount
Continuous Drive : Yes, 3 fps
Storage types : Compact Flash Type I or II
Uncompressed format : RAW (X3F)
Compressed format : JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Quality Levels : Fine, Normal, Basic
Viewfinder : TTL
LCD : 3.0 ”
LCD Pixels : 150,000
Battery : Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Weight (inc. batteries) : 750 g (26.5 oz)
Dimensions : 144 x 107 x 81 mm (5.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 in)
Processor : True II Processor