Sigma SD15 Delayed . . . Again

Sigma SD15

The SD15 was announced two years ago and has still yet to see a store shelf.  It looks like it’s going to have to wait a bit longer too.  Amateur Photographer recently learned that the SD15 has been pushed back until “the end of June.”

Perhaps Sigma should just go ahead and skip to the SD16?

While Sigma had a partially functional prototype available to handle at PMA 2010 when it was “reintroduced”, it was far from prime time.  This is rather hard to believe since it uses the same 14MP Foveon X3 sensor used in the current SD14.

While Amazon will let you make an SD15 pre-order, I wouldn’t hold my breath that it’ll be in your hands by the Fourth of July.

Sigma SD15 Reintroduced at PMA 2010

Sigma SD15

At PMA 2010, Sigma has continued to tease us with another introduction of the SD15 DSLR.  The SD15 will contain a revamped version of the 14MP Foveon X3 CMOS sensor found in the SD14.  It captures 12-bit RAW files, has a continuous shooting speed of 3 fps, and a 5-point AF system.

No word yet on price or availability, other than “hopefully very soon” per a Sigma rep I spoke with at PMA.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Sigma SD15 Release in February 2010?

Sigma SD15

The latest rumor surrounding the Sigma SD15 (a camera that has been officially “announced”) have it set for release in February 2010.  That would make it roughly 2 years since the first rumors of this camera surfaced, and 1.5 years since the camera was officially announced by Sigma.

The Sigma SD15 replaces the Foveon-equipped Sigma SD14, which has been on the market since 2006. [Read more…]

Sigma SD15

The Sigma SD15 is the latest model in Sigma’s digital SLR camera SD series, powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor it can capture all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location arranged in three layers. The developing SD15 incorporates the “TRUE II” new image processing engine. It provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images rich in gradation and impressive three-dimensional detail. Incorporation of the large 3.0 inch LCD monitor and improved processing speed provide ease of operation of the camera.

(More coming soon.)