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Sigma ultra-thin set-top box platform hangs on your AC outlet

Sigma ultra-thin set-top box platform hangs on your AC outlet

We have already talked about the Google purchase of SageTV that was announced over the weekend. Something interesting in the purchase that we have been thinking about is the fact that SageTV has just finished porting its software over to the Sigma reference design hardware. The speculation is that the ability to operate on the Sigma reference platform may be the driving force behind Google gobbling up SageTV to use the company's middle-ware expertise to build up a new version of the failing Google TV hardware that isn't doing well at all on the market today.

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Sigma to Release DP2x Compact Camera

Sigma to Release DP2x Compact Camera

Sigma announced its newest DP2 series camera, the Sigma DP2x compact camera. The DP2x uses and Analogue Front End (AFE), and offers improved autofocus speed, according to Sigma. The DP2x sensor, at 20.7mm x 13.8mm, is approximately seven to 12 times larger than sensors used in most other compact digital cameras.

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Sigma SD1 flagship DSLR breaks cover

Sigma SD1 flagship DSLR breaks cover

Sigma has launched a new DSLR camera and the thing is a beast. It has a 46MP 24 x 16mm APS-C sensor and a magnesium alloy body. The DSLR is also weather resistant and has sealed o-ring connections. That giant image sensor also has dual "TRUE II" image processing engines for high-resolution images with smooth gradations and fast processing.

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Sigma SD15 DSLR finally goes on sale [Video]

Sigma SD15 DSLR finally goes on sale [Video]

It's taken them long enough, but Sigma has finally put their SD15 on sale in the US.  First unveiled all the way back in September 2008, the $989 DSLR body uses a 14-megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor, which uses three layers to capture RGB pixels individually.  Unsurprisingly, Sigma USA's general manager Mark Amir-Hamzeh reckons the lengthy maturation time for the DSLR was well-founded: "It's been long-awaited, for sure, but it's worth the wait" he says.

Video demos after the cut

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